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In memoriam Mihai Predescu (1939-2017)
In memoriam Mihai Predescu (1939-2017)

Author(s): Anca Luștrea
Subject(s): Social Sciences
Published by: Editura Universității de Vest

Summary/Abstract: In this brief presentation we want to honor the work anf life of Associate professor Mihai Predescu, the founder of Special Education Studies at the West University of Timisoara, a mentor, a great teacher and a true model for all who knew him: colleagues, students, specialists, children or parents.Through his work as a psychologist, speech therapist and professor, he touched many lives, he influenced destinies and he mentored a lot of special education specialists.His central values was the respect for others and altruism in helping the ones in need. He searched the humanity beyond apparences, and had a warm thought and advice for everyone.In all his work he was an innovator, seeking the novelty and development of people and organizational structures. He developed the first master study program in the western region of Romania in school inclusion in 1996 and a year after he founded the Special Education Department of West University of Timisoara. Through these study programs many specialists were trained and now continue to promote his educational views and values.Personally, for me, Professor Mihai Predescu was a mentor and a role model in the academic profession, an example of morality and understanding of the human nature and the important things in life. He invested trust in me and offered me the posibility to find and discover my true abilities and my career path.Farewell, Professor!

  • Issue Year: 36/2017
  • Issue No: 2
  • Page Range: 133-133
  • Page Count: 1
  • Language: English