I was born and raised in the San Francisco Bay Area just north of the Silicon Valley as a member of that over-romanticized (or much maligned) generation known as the flower children. During my lifetime I have not only seen the beginnings and phenomenal advances in computer technology, but I have also have grown to appreciate:
Now that the flower children have come to seed and we have survived the dawning of a new millenium, fit with promise or peril for humankind, it is critical that we promote for the next generation a global sense of taking care of one another and using technology to promote peace.
My electronic teaching portfolio
contains links to various aspects of my thirty-five year career
as a teacher and teacher educator. Professionally, I have found
teaching to be an ideal vocation for the values I hold regarding
technology, spiritual development, artistic expression, and
nurturing human relationships. I became Professor Emeritus at
Illinois State Univesity in 2003 and relocated to Carmel,
California in the Monterey Bay Area where I continue to teach
courses as an Adjunct Professor at my alma mater, Santa
Clara University, as
well as an on-line course for the University
Coordinator of Services for Professional Development for the
National Council for the Social Studies. My teaching portfolio
includes links organized around educational background and
teaching experience, my record of scholarly productivity and
service, and specific information about courses I am currently
teaching including examples of student assignments and a
narrative of my teaching philosophy.
© 2006: Joseph A.
Love without reserve . . . Learn without restraint . . . Live without dead time