In Susan Schaeffar Macaulay’s book “For the Children’s Sake”, she makes references to Charlotte Mason and her teaching methods. If you are interested in learning what a Charlotte Mason education is, there is a very thoughtful, informative article that was written by Karen Andreola on Homeschool World @ http://www.home-school.com entitled “What drew me to a Charlotte Mason education?” that was first published in 1996 in Practical Homeschooling #12. It lays out the key points of a Charlotte Mason education.
Hopefully, this will give you a reference point into who Charlotte Mason is and her style of education while you are reading “For the Children’s Sake” and “Pocketful of Pinecones”.
God Bless you on your Walk!