Monday, 29 December 2008

Spurious Education and the Year's End...

My apologies for not posting for a while.

Landmark Education has a way of insinuating itself into organizations often without them being aware of what they might be harboring. I have mentioned how some companies pay for Landmark "courses" under the belief that they are truly educational and not preying on people's insecurities. This is often done under the guise of continuing professional education.

It is when the cult starts insinuating its way into the minds of more impressionable people that it turns more insidious than usual. The fact that it runs Landmark Forums for teenagers speaks to the foolishness and recklessness of parents. But when Landmark gets itself into the university curriculum, we should be on guard.

What Landmark tries to do is find a course or module that involves some kind of development work. Many universities have put personal development in the syllabus. The result is that coaches with Landmark backgrounds are teaching undergraduates the basics of the Landmark ideology. For example, see here

Is the university aware of what is happening? And what it is paying for? Highly unlikely. 

I have seen this happen. It enables Landmark acolytes to lend a spurious authenticity to their proselytizing activities by announcing that they have delivered courses to such and such university. 

This is similar to the way Landmark Education has used doubtful management research to bolster its shaky credentials while attempting to prevent any respectable impartial research into its activities.

A Happy New and Free-Thinking Year to all and let's keep the cults outside where they belong.

5 comments:

Anonymous said...

This man that was leading the Landmark Forum presentation was really foul smelling.

Anonymous said...

What is the difference between a landmark forum leader and an ant? When you put yer foot on an ant and twist, it's not assault.
What is the difference between a landmark forum leader and a cockroach? When you pull the head off a cockroach its not murder.
What is the difference between a landmark forum leader and a swordfish? When you fillet a swordfish, its just called dinner.

Anonymous said...

A woman at a Landmark Forum seminar told the Forum leader that she had been molested when she was young and that she had never talked about it. He wrote it on the blackboard and applied the Landmark technology to it. He's not a trained therapist, he has no license, he's putting ideas in her head. He should have taken her aside and told her to seek out counseling. Instead he put drivel in her head in front of 100 people.

John said...

The landmark forum leader says anything that you will resist will persist. For example, if you catch a fish that is swimming around in your backyard pond that's the end for the fish. God decides man's experience of life, not landmark's phoney bullshit.

Clarence said...

Website: Landmark Forum Critic

http://www.freewebs.com/landmarkforumcritic/