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ERIC Number: EJ972678
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010
Pages: 2
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-0840-8114
Remembering Mike at MacArthur
Horwood, Bert; Raffan, James
Pathways: The Ontario Journal of Outdoor Education, v22 n3 p24-25 Spr 2010
For Bert, Mike, like all good teachers, proved early that he had the ability to predict potential problems and also to look back recognizing problems not adequately controlled. He wrestled with these. He worried at them, not in the neurotic sense of worry, but in the sense of thoroughly examining every aspect of the matter. Mike also knew how to get the best out of his teachers. Both Jim and Bert remember that Mike took a lead role in developing integrated curricula as he brought the Community Environmental Leadership Program (CELP) to life at Centennial High School in Guelph and how, at an event at Bark Lake, he took a lead in grappling with an abiding problem with integration. For Jim, his first impression of Mike was by way of a paper he had written for Bob Henderson. The paper was about "warm" versus "cold" approaches to camping but it was apparent in the piece that what he was really talking about was something more profound than the temperature of your skin at midnight. "Warm" living and camping was about a life integrated with nature, but "cold" was more detached from the essential processes of life. And now he's gone. Because of the way he created CELP and Headwaters, they have no doubt that in the fine hands of his successors these programs will continue to thrive and evolve.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Opinion Papers
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Canada