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Dr. Scott H. Forbes

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Executive Director, Teacher Educa...

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Holistic Education Inc
P.O. Box 33166
Portland , Oregon 97292
United States

Company Description: The mission of Holistic Education, Inc. is to help people develop their individual strengths and capacities to the fullest possible extent through holistic...   more

Employment History

  • Director of Development
    Brockwood Park Krishnamurti Educational Center
  • Principal
    Brockwood Park Krishnamurti Educational Center
  • Teacher
    Brockwood Park Krishnamurti Educational Center
  • Pit Contributing Education Columnist
    The Putnam Pit Inc


  • Doctorate in education
    The University of Oxford
  • Doctorate
    Oxford University
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Holistic Education, Inc: Staff, 17 Jan 2015 [cached]
Dr. Scott H. Forbes, Executive Director Teacher Educator
Scott guides the development of Holistic Education, Inc. and heads the Holistic Education Research Unit . Scott received his Doctorate in education from The University of Oxford. His intellectual work in Holistic Education has been published as Holistic Education: An Analysis of Its Ideas and Nature (2003, Foundation for Educational Renewal). He has worked in the field of Holistic Education for thirty years. For 20 of those years (10 as principal), Scott taught at the Brockwood Park Krishnamurti Educational Center in England, a holistic international boarding school.
The Putnam Pit: How free is thought when we are taught to think? Should the state determine the content of education?, 21 April 2006 [cached]
Scott Forbes, contributing education columnist for The Pit and the former director of development at Brockwood Park, is convinced the people of Krasnaya Poljana and other former Soviet dominions need more than continuing education for their teachers.
"I spoke to principals and university department heads in the Ukraine about education and about 60 people turned up in a conference room with 24 chairs," Forbes said.
If you say the role of education is to help get a job or fit into a system or you say education is to help people or to become an independently thinking good human being, those are completely different things," said Forbes, 46, who has traveled throughout Russia and Central Asia with his message that education leads to intelligence, not factual knowledge.
Forbes said he would offer to teach Kikilo's teachers, but what Russia needed was a new and radically different school to offer "a different kind of education" and he wants to build it on 125 acres of wilderness about 10 kilometers from Secondary School No. 65.
Brockwood Park School was established 25 years ago by the educator and philosopher Jiddu Krishnamurti, and Forbes has been there since 1974. The school is situated on 45 acres about 90 minutes southwest of London, and draws staff and students whose interests are not only becoming good at academics, but also at understanding themselves and their lives so that their lives have some goodness and beauty and they don't just become what Krishnamurti called "a cunning animal," Forbes said.
Brockwood Park and the other Krishnamurti Schools in Ojai, Calif., and India are communities where staff and students confront their own conditioning while preparing academically for university. The schools focus not only on science, math and the humanities, but also on how culture, the political environment, education, religious conflict and respect or disrespect for authority influence us.
"Hearing about academics only may lead to the lopsided situation of highly educated but very stupid people that created a system that filled American basements with bottled water and Civil Defense pamphlets for three decades," Forbes said.
Vladimir Riapolov, 38, who spent more than 20 years living in the hell reserved for noncommunist in the old Soviet Union, has worked with Forbes to acquire the land to build the school.
Riapolov, who spent time at Brockwood Park before deciding to work with Forbes on the school project, said there was "a certain void in Russia today, and a void is fertile soil; there is a certain yearning."
for Educationalists, 20 April 2007 [cached]
An article by Scott Forbes, former principal of Brockwood Park School.
Education, 21 April 2006 [cached]
By Scott H. Forbes, D.Phil.
[Editor's Note: Dr. Forbes contributes writings on holistic education from time to time to these pages. He received his doctorate at University of Oxford. Dr. Forbes now serves as executive director and teacher at Holistic Education, Inc., of Portland, Oregon.]
Dr. Scott H. Forbes
By SCOTT H. FORBES, Putnam Pit contributing education columnist
Holistic Education for Teachers: "FAQs", 17 Jan 2015 [cached]
After several decades of teaching, Holistic Education's director Scott H. Forbes wrote a book that examines the writings of six original authors whom holistic educators most often point to as the source of their own inspiration.
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