Academic journal article Journal of Outdoor and Environmental Education

Editorial

Academic journal article Journal of Outdoor and Environmental Education

Editorial

Article excerpt

It is time to pull up the stumps and call it a day. As indicated in Volume 6 No 1, this is my last edition of AJOE as editor. My four year association with the editorial board has been nothing short of delightful. Quite clearly, they have been the backbone of the journal often working tirelessly and thanklessly for the academic advancement of our profession. I can honestly say that their valuable input has been instrumental in the growth of Australian Outdoor Education from infancy to adolescence.

As the saying goes "there is no "I" in the word team"--and no truer words could be spoken about the contribution made by my editorial team. I would like to take this opportunity to publicly acknowledge their dedication and professionalism. I truly hope these words fully encapsulate my gratitude for your academic prowess and diligence.

The successful incumbent is James Neill--someone who has academic credibility, both nationally and internationally. I have utmost confidence that our profession will flourish under his astute guidance. From my perspective, he will take AJOE from its fledgling status--to something of top notch international standard. Good luck James, it is time to pass over the baton.

As for me, I'm about to embark on the challenge of getting my life back into perspective. I've come to the realization that life has become too academic, cerebral and esoteric. Too much "head stuff" has caused an imbalance--and I am eager to get back in touch with some "earthy" things and devote more time to the "special" people in my life. …

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