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Slide-Share has asked me the question: "what am I an expert in or, what am I an expert at? To answer that question I have placed in this document, and at this site, a copy of my resume of some 23 …

Slide-Share has asked me the question: "what am I an expert in or, what am I an expert at? To answer that question I have placed in this document, and at this site, a copy of my resume of some 23 pages. I do not regard myself as an expert in anything. I am a generalist, a retired teacher and lecturer with 32 years in the classroom, and another 18 as a student. This half century in schools and colleges has seen me studying and reading, teaching and tutoring, writing and publishing on a very wide range of subjects and disciplines, topics and fields.

In addition to my professional resume found in this document, my Baha’i resume is also found here, in Appendix C, as is a list of subjects I taught while lecturing, tutoring and teaching in post-secondary schools, colleges and universities(see Appendix B) and a basic bio-data sheet(see Appendix B). Once used to apply for jobs from the early sixties to the early years of the new millennium, this evolving document, altered more times over the last 50+ years than I care to try counting, is now an archive that I update occasionally for internet use in these first years of my retirement, my life on a pension, and my late adulthood, 2009-2014. I use it now in one of a multitude of forms on the internet.

My professional resume and the statement of my Baha’i experience has become, in the last decade or so, an integrated document for Baha’is, and those individuals in other interest groups, around the world. Each Baha’i utilizes their resume, their curriculum vitae(CV), their lifeline, lifestory, personal-life narrative in their own unique ways. Their document, outlining their qualifications and experience, has an immense teaching value in its own right especially as this Faith long ago shed its preoccupation with conversion, established its credentials far beyond anything that humanity understands by the word “religion” and focuses its public message in paradigms outside the exclusivist religious categories, the “us and them” intrusions, that it has had in the past.

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  • 1. THE PROFESSIONAL AND BAHA’I RESUME AN INTEGRATED PERSPECTIVE Preamble: In addition to my professional resume found below, my Baha’i resume is also found here(Appendix C), as is a list of subjects I taught while lecturing, tutoring and teaching in post-secondary schools, colleges and universities(Appendix B) and a basic bio-data sheet(Appendix B). Once used to apply for jobs from the early sixties to the early years of the new millennium, this evolving set of documents, altered more times over the last 45 years than I care to try counting, is now an archive that I update occasionally for internet use in these first years of my retirement and late adulthood, 2004-2007. I use it now in one of a multitude of forms on the internet. One’s professional resume and the statement of one’s Baha’i experience has become, in the last decade or so, a potentially integrated document for Baha’is around the world. Each Baha’i utilizes their resume, their curriculum vitae(CV), their lifeline, lifestory, personal-life narrative in their own unique ways. Their document, outlining their qualifications and experience, has an immense teaching value in its own right especially as this Faith sheds its preoccupation with conversion, establishes its credentials far beyond anything that humanity understands by the word “religion” and focuses its public message in paradigms outside the exclusivist religious categories, the “us and them” intrusions, that it has had in the past. Each person, as I say, writes “their story” and outlines their “resume” in their own way. A whole industry has now grown up around the process. What follows is, not so much a model, for there are dozens of models now and readers here are in no need of yet another model for the industry and for their lives. It is the integration of the professional and the Baha’i resume that I am making a stab at in these retirement years of my life when I no longer apply for jobs, but when I utilize the internet for all sorts of public and Baha’i information dispensing. There are Baha’is around the world, many hundreds I am sure, doing the same thing in an immense variety of ways. What readers here will find is but one man’s experience. I post this document here for youth who are just setting out on the road I have travelled and others, young adults and those in middle age, still travelling on the road. This is not a “fixed document.” It is used in many ways, in many formats, many sections and sub-sections. May it be of some use to others. –Ron Price, George Town, Tasmania, 28 August 2007(ronprice9@gmail.com) __________________________________________________________________
  • 2. RESUMES & RELEVANT APPENDICES OF RON PRICE PROFESSIONAL RESUME: 1.0 My Roles In Life: A. The Ascribed Roles I have had in life: grandson, son, nephew, cousin, half- brother, father, step-father, uncle, step-grandfather, step-father, husband, male, among a long list of other possibilities used by developmental psychologists. B. My Achieved Roles in life: writer, poet, essayist, author, journalist, teacher, lecturer, student and many other roles found in section 4 below at different times since beginning my employment life in 1961. 1.1 Academic Qualifications * Bachelor of Arts(Sociology) McMaster University Hamilton Ontario Canada 1966 *B. Ed.(Primary School Training) Windsor Teachers’ College Windsor Ontario Canada 1967 * MA(Qualifying Thesis) University of Queensland St Lucia Queensland Australia 1988 1.2 Professional Qualifications * Post Graduate Diploma in Education Windsor University Windsor Ontario Canada 1967 * Certificate of Integrated Studies Education Department of Ontario Toronto Ontario Canada 1970
  • 3. 1.3 Further Studies(Qualifications Incomplete) * Advanced Diploma in Education University of Adelaide Adelaide South Australia 1973 -comparative education unit * Master of Educational Administration University of New England Armadale NSW 1975 to 1978 -comparative education, organization theory and practice, educational administration, open education and history of education units * Diploma in Personnel Management and Industrial Relations Tasmanian College of Advanced Education Launceston Tasmania 1980 -organizational behaviour-3 units * Graduate Diploma in Multicultural Education Armadale College of Advanced Education Armadale NSW 1983 -language and society unit; presented paper at residential school. * Graduate Diploma in Religious Education South Australian College of Advanced Education Adelaide South Australia 1984 to 1986 -Religious symbols and symbolism, sociology of education, the Bible as literature, moral education, Islam and principles of religious education units. 1.4 Transcripts and Grades * Transcripts are available on request, originals or copies. * A summary of my academic record would read: Matriculation(B), BA(C), Dip. Ed.(B), Post-Graduate Studies(2 distinctions, 5 credits, 1 pass(B) and 10 pass(C) grades 1.5 Teaching Qualifications and Registrations * Teaching Certificate(Primary) Windsor Teachers’ College 1967 * Registered with the Primary, Secondary and Technical Teachers Registration Boards of Victoria in the mid and late 1970s, respectively * Granted permanency with DEVET (now Dept of Training and Employment) in Western Australia in June 1992
  • 4. 1.6 Professional Memberships and Eligibility * Secondary School Teachers Union of Western Australia: 1987 to 1999 Branch secretary for four of those years at Hedland College and the Thornlie Campus of the Southeast Metropolitan College of Tafe now Swan College of Tafe in Perth, Western Australia * Australian Association of Educational Administration: 1975 to 1976 * Australian Institute of Welfare Workers(eligible) 2. PUBLICATIONS: 2.1 Articles and Reviews: Journals/Websites 1.*Essays, Interviews and Articles on the Internet at: 1.1 The Baha'i Academic Resource Library/Baha’i Library Online has many categories of my writing and over a million words posted there from 2002 to 2007; and at 1.2 An estimated 4000 other sites containing several million words, 2001-2007 2. * "A History of the Baha'i Faith in the Northern Territory: 1947-1997," Northern Lights, 32 Instalments, 2000-2003. 3. * Periodic Articles in "Newsletters," Regional Teaching Committees of the NSA of the Baha'is of Australia Inc., 1971-2001. 4. * Periodic Articles/Letters, Baha'i Canada and The Australian Baha'i Bulletin now The Australian Baha’i: 1971-2006. 5. * "Memorials of the Faithful," Baha'i Studies Review, September 2001. 6. * "Review of Two Chapbooks: The Poetry of Tony Lee," Arts Dialogue, June 2001. 7. * "Asia and the Lost Poems: The Poetry of Anthony Lee," Art 'n Soul, a Website for Poets and Poetry, January 2000. 8. * "The Passionate Artist," Australian Baha'i Studies, Vol.2, 2000. 9. * "Memorials of the Faithful," Australian Baha'i Studies, Vol.1, No.2, 1999, p.102 and uplifting words.org, 2005-6. 10. * "Poetry of Ron Price: An Overview," ABS Newsletter, No.38, September 1997. 11. * "Thomas a Kempis, Taherzadeh and the Day of Judgement," Forum, Vol.3, No 1, 1994, pp.1-3. 12. * "Forward", An Introduction to Occasions of Grace: Poems and Portrayals, Roger White, George Ronald, Oxford, 1993. 13. * "The Inner Life and the Environment", Paper presented at a Baha’i Studies Conference at Murdoch University in April 1990 and published in The Environment: Our Common Heritage, Monograph No.5, 1994, pp.118-131. 14. * "The History of a Dream: A Tribute to Persistence", Office of Tafe Publication in Western Australia, 1988, pp.5-6. 15. * "Response", Dialogue, Vol.2, No.1, 1986, pp.3-4.
  • 5. 16. * "Homeward Bound", Dialogue, Vol.1, No. 1, 1985, pp.37-38. 17. * "Happiness", Herald of the South, Vol.11, 1985, pp.26-27. 18. * "Perspectives on Multiculturalism", Residential School Papers: May to July 1983, Centre for Multicultural Studies, Armidale CAE, pp.24-28. 19. * "Who Plays the Music in Your Dreams?", Dream International, 1983, Vol.1, No.3, p.31. 20. * "Consultative Decision Making", Northern News, Darwin, December, 1983. 21. *"The Baha'i Faith: A Series of 5 Articles," Student Magazine, Ballarat College of Advanced Education, 1977-78. 22. *“The Baha’i Faith: 4 Articles,” Tasmanian CAE Publication, Launceston, 1974. 2.2. Articles and Reviews: Newspapers 150 articles of 800 words each(on average) have appeared in the following newspapers and magazines in 1983-1986. Katherine Advertiser.....150,000 words Katherine Times................2,000 words Barkley Regional..................300 words Launceston Examiner...........300 words The Tasmanian.................... 300 words The Northern News .............300 words Cosmos.................................500 words Zirius.....................................500 words Ballarat CAE......................2,500 words(5 articles) Tasmanian CAE..................1,500 words(4 articles) Newspapers on Internet.....20,000 words In 2005 I began posting items at online newspapers and journals now have postings at: 2.3 Online Newspapers and Journals 1. The New York Times 2. Nashuatelegraph 3. International Viewpoint 4. Persian Journal 5. The Australian 6. Career Journal 7. The Canadian Poetry Association 8. World Chronicle 9. Contemporary Literature
  • 6. 10. European History 11. Medieval History 12. Writers in Touch 13. Arkansas Poets Society 14. Dream Journal 15. Many other newspaper and journals listed in a separate compilation of internet sites available from the author on request 2.4 Prose At 2.4.1 Online Message Boards, 2.4.2 Blogs and 2.4.3 Forums: Approximately 2000 online sites listed in that same document sited above in 2.3.15 contain: (a) essays, (b) articles, (c) book reviews, (d) contributions/postings of some length(500 words or more) to discussions on innumerable topics, (e) shorter contributions/postings (100 to 250 words) and (f) uncountable postings of fewer words in lengthy exchanges of views, comments and ideas, often serious and often trivial. 2.5 Poetry Poetry published in the following publications: 1. Artgender 2. The Southern Gazette 3. Herald of the South 4. Katherine Advertiser 5. four W No.6: Selected Works-Charles Sturt University 6. The Southern Gazette 7. Australian Baha’i Bulletin 8. The Liquid Mirror 9. Baha'i Canada 10. Australian Bahá’í Studies Newsletter 11. Australian Baha'i Studies Journal 12. World Order: Anthology 13. An estimated forty magazines on the internet listed in the above document sited at 2.3.15 above 2.6 Online Poetry at 2.6.1 Poetry Sites and 2.6.2 Other Topic Sites Approximately 2000 sites: forums, blogs, message boards, poetry sites and other topic sites have poetry that I have written in one or more of the several sub- sections that occupy each of these sites. I have listed them under separate cover at 2.3.15 above and they can be obtained from this author by writing to me at my email address: ronprice9@gmail.com. Readers here may prefer to google some of my material and they can do this easily by typing the following words and word sequences into the respective search engines: Ron Price Poetry, Ron Price Bahá’í,
  • 7. Ron Price Literature( and/or history, media studies, philosophy, psychology, sociology, religion, Launceston, Australia, Canada, inter alia) 2.7 Manuals * 25 in-house training manuals in the management studies program for Hedland College and the Open College of Tafe in Katherine in the Northern Territory.(70 page average length of each manual: 1982-1986)  60 study guides for the Perth Campus, Central Metropolitan College of  Tafe and the Thornlie Campus, Southeast Metropolitan Collefe of Tafe, in Perth Western Australia in a wide range of General Studies and Human Service subjects.(40 page average length: 1988-1999) * 6 study guies for classes at The School for Seniors in George Town: 1999-2005. (see the list of subjects taught in Appendix B below) 2.8 Books, Essays and Letters 2.8.1 Books Complete: Published: * The Emergence of a Baha'i Consciousness in World Literature: The Poetry of Roger White. This is a collection of essays written from 1988 to 2002: 100,000 words. * Published by Juxta Publications and is available at The Baha'i Academics Resource Library and Lulu.com. Hard copy in one volume is available at Lulu.com * Pioneering Over Four Epochs: An Autobiographical Study and a Study in Autobiography, 5th edition, BWCL, 2600 pages: 5 volumes in hard copy at (1) Lulu.com(currently being reviewed by NSA of the Baha’is of Australia, Inc.); (2) eBookMall has an 1800 page abridged version for $2.98 and (c) many parts of this work are found at innumerable sites on the internet. 2.8.2 Books Incomplete: Unpublished: 12 attempts at a novel in the years 1983 to 2005. Longest single attempt 30,000 words. 2.8.3 Essays Complete: Unpublished: * 1979-2007—a collection of over 200 autobiographical and other essays. 2.8.4 Essays Complete: Published: * Essays 1977-2007: A collection of over 300 essays published in many locations in (1) newspapers, (2) magazines, (3) journals and (4) on the internet.
  • 8. 2.8.5 Letters Complete: Unpublished: * 1957-2007: A collection of 50 volumes(arch-lever files and 2-ring binders) of letters, emails and posts on the internet, an estimated 5000 items. An extended discussion of these 50 volumes can be found at: Bahá’í Library Online> Personal Letters. 2.6 Booklets 2.6.1 Complete: Unpublished: 60 booklets of poetry: 100-120 poems per booklet, written from 1980 to 2007, over 6500 poems in total. An extensive portion of the contents of these booklets can also be found at: Baha’i Library Online> Poetry. 2.7 Websites Several million words in several genres: essays, narrative, interviews, book reviews, poetry, letters, emails and a wide range of postings and responses to the writing of others are located at over 4000 websites on the internet. See the 2nd edition of my website(http://www.users.on.net/~ronprice/)at the hyperlink ‘Endgame', for a list of some of these sites. An outline of the developmental process that led to this slowly acquired internet publishing outlet and a list of some 4000 sites is available, as I have indicated above, under separate cover at: ronprice9@gmail.com 2.8 Collections of My Poetry in Libraries: 1. Baha'i World Centre Library, Baha'i World Centre, PO Box 31 001, Haifa Israel: 5000 poems. 2. Canadian National Baha'i Centre Library, 7200 Leslie Street, Thornhill, Ontario, L#T 6L8 Canada, 300 poems. 3. Australian National Baha'i Centre Library, Sydney, Australia, 300 poems. 4. Regional Baha'i Council of Tasmania, PO Box 1126, GPO Hobart, Tasmania, 7001, Baha'i State Library of Tasmania, Hobart, 300 poems. 5. Baha'i Centre of Learning Library, C/-LSA of the Baha'is of Melville, PO Box 628, Applecross, Western Australia, 6153, 200 poems. 6. Local Spiritual Assembly Library of the Baha'is of Burlington, Ontario, Canada, 300 poems. 7. International Pioneer Committee of the National Spiritual Assembly of the Baha'is of Canada, 7200 Leslie Street, Thornhill, Ontario, L3T 6L8, Canada, 120 poems. 8. Local Spiritual Assembly of the Baha'is of Brighton, PO Box 553, Brighton, South Australia, 5048, State Baha'i Centre Library, Brighton, S.A., 120 poems.
  • 9. 9. Local Spiritual Assembly of the Baha'is of Canberra, 18 Hichey Court, ACT, 2611, Baha'i Centre Library, 120 poems. 10. Baha'i Council of the Northern Territory, PO Box 2055, Humpty Doo, NT, 0836, 100 poems 11. Baha'i Council of Victoria, Knoxfield, Victoria, 3182, 100 poems. 12. LSAs of Belmont, Launceston and Darwin hold 'some of my poetry' in their archives, some 100 poems in total. 13. The Afnan Library, c/-George Ronald Publishers, 24 Gardiner Close, Abingdon, Oxon, OX14 3YA, England has a CD of some 200,000 words. 14. LSA of the Baha’is of Toronto Ontario, 288 Bloor Street West, Toronto Ontario, M5S 1V8, Canada, 100 poems. 15. The Baha’i Community of Iqaluit, Iqaluit, NWT, Canada, 100 poems. 16. The Spiritual Assembly of the Baha’is of Hamilton, PO Box 57009, Jackson Station, Hamilton, Ontario, L8P 4W9, 300 poems. 17. The Spiritual Assembly of the Baha’is of Ballarat, PO Box 136, Ballarat, Victoria, 3350, 100 poems. 18. Booklets of poetry to other communities and institutions are also planned into the future. 2.9 Books in Traditional and Cyberspace Libraries: 1. The Emergence of a Baha'i Consciousness in World Literature: The Poetry of Roger White, in the Afnan Library, a 'deposit library' Administered by the National Spiritual Assembly of the Baha'is of the United Kingdom, April 2003. 2. The same book is in the Baha'i Academics Resource Library/Baha’i Library Online>Books and at Juxta Publications. See http://juxta.com/ 3. I have been given approval to publish the above book by the National Literature Committee of the National Spiritual Assembly of the Baha'is of Canada. Juxta Publications has put this book on their site at: http://juxta.com/ and it can be downloaded free of charge. 4. Pioneering Over Four Epochs: An Autobiographical Study and a Study in Autobiography, BWCL, 2004; Lulu.com: hard cover in 5 volumes(not available yet); eBookMall and other websites have portions of this work at their sites. 2.10 Essays in Libraries: 1.The Baha'i World Centre Library, 50 essays-1994. 2. Various/many internet libraries and sites, especially Baha’i Library Online at: (a)> Essays and Internet Postings; (b)>Histories, Memoirs and Interviews, (c) > Articles and Papers Unpublished and (d) Compilations Prepared by Individuals. 3. Radio Programs and Interviews:
  • 10. 3.1 Interviews: Interviewed on eight occasions in eight cities and towns in Australia from 1974 to 1995 on the subjects of (i) education and/or (ii) the Baha'i Faith. Each interview 15 to 25 minutes. 3.2 Programs: Presented 150 half hour programs on City Park Radio in Launceston for the Launceston Baha'i Community: 2000-2005. 4. COURSES AND LEVELS TAUGHT 4.1 Pre-Apprentice, Apprentice, Educational Programs for Unemployed Youth(EPUY), Preparatory Educational Programs(PEP) and Youth Training Programs(YTP) to 15 to 25 year old students: * Wide range of programs in these areas beginning in 1982 at: -Open College of Tafe in Katherine 1982-1986 -Hedland College 1986-1987 -Perth Campus/Balga Campus 1988 -Thornlie Campus 1989-1999 4.2 OtherPost-SecondaryInstitutions:FullTime(FT), PartTime(PT) and Volunteer/Casual *George Town School for Seniors Inc 1999-2005(Volunteer) *Charles Sturt University 1995(July to October)(FT) * Tasmanian CAE 1974(FT) and 1979(PT) * Ballarat CAE 1976-1978(FT) * Deakin University 1977(external studies lecturer)(Casual) * Whitehorse Technical College 1975(FT) * University of Tasmania 1974(external studies lecturer)(Casual) 4.3 Courses Taught During the years 1980-1981 I did not teach. Of the thirty-one years from 1974 to 2005, I taught full-time for 22 years and part-time as a tutor/lecturer for 7. I taught in the post-secondary institutions listed above; I taught some ninety different units of study in the humanities and social sciences. The list is too long to sight here; I have included it in Appendix B below. The list includes the following general categories: * communication studies * social sciences * welfare studies/human services * education studies * matriculation studies * public relations/media studies * creative and business writing
  • 11. * special education programs for * (a) indigenous people, (b) adult education and (c) seniors (See Appendix B below for list of subjects taught) 4.4 Primary and Secondary School Teaching Experience: A. Primary: 1. Sir Martin Frobisher School, Frobisher Bay, NWT, Canada,1967/8. 2. Cherry Valley Primary School, Cherry Valley, Ontario, 1969/70. 3. Picton Primary School, Picton, Ontario, Canada, 1970/1. 4. Whyalla Primary School, Whyalla, South Australia, 1971/2. B. Secondary: 1. Eyre High School, Whyalla, South Australia, 1972/3. 2. Para Hills Secondary School, Para Hills, South Australia, 1973/4 3. Oakwood Education Trust, Launceston Campus, 2001. 5. INDUSTRIAL, COMMERCIAL & HUMAN SERVICE EMPLOYMENT 1961-2005 (non-teaching experience) A. Summer &/or Short Term Jobs: (each job 5 months max.; average 3 months) * Kitchen-Assistant, A&W Root Beer Co., Aldershot, Ontario, 1960. * Packer, Shell Oil Company, Hamilton, Ontario, Canada, 1961. * Driver-Assistant, Dundas Slot-Machine Company, Dundas, Ontario, Canada, 1962. * Data Processing/Storeman & Packer, Firestone Tire and Rubber Corporation, Hamilton, Ontario, Canada, 1963 * Cash-Register Clearance, T. Eaton Company of Canada, 1964 * Repairman/Assistant, Bell Telephone Co of Canada Ltd., Hamilton, Ontario, 1964 * Abstractor, Canadian Peace Research Institute, Dundas, Ontario, Canada, 1965 * Electrician's Assistant, Stelco of Canada, Hamilton, Ontario, Canada, 1965 * Driver/Salesman, Good Humour Company, Hamilton, Ontario, Canada, 1966 * Clerk, Motor Vehicle License Branch, Dept of Transport, Brantford, Ontario, 1967 * Systems Analyst, Bad Boy Company, Toronto, Ontario, Canada, 1968 * Security Work, International Security, Toronto, Ontario, Canada, 1968 * Youth Worker, Resource Centre Association Inc., Launceston, Tasmania, 1979 * Journalist, ABC Radio, Launceston, Tasmania, 1979 * Editor, External Studies Unit, Tasmanian C.A.E., Launceston, Tasmania, 1979
  • 12. B. Full Time Jobs:(average 2.5 years each) * Maintenance Scheduler, Renison Goldfields P/L, Zeehan, Tasmania, 1981-1982 * Adult Educator, Tafe, Katherine, Northern Territory, 1982-1986(some teaching involved) * Public Relations Officer, Hedland College, South Hedland, WA, 1986- 1987(some teaching involved) C. Casual/Volunteer Work:(Recent--1997 to 2005) * Research Assistant, Recreation Network Inc(disability services) Subiaco, WA, 1997 * Presenter of Programs, City Park Radio, Launceston, 2000-2003. * Tutor/President, George Town School for Seniors, Inc., George Town, Tasmania, 1999-2005. 6. PERSONAL INTERESTS * Writing: see section 2 above for details: 1962-2007 * Reading and music : 1962-2007(separate statements available if desired) * The social sciences and humanities: have more than 300 files/notebooks/resource manuals, circa 20 million words, collected over 45 years(1962-2007). A summary statement is available, if requested.  Exercise and fitness: separate statement available on request, if desired. 7. CLUBS, ASSOCIATIONS AND FORMAL GROUPS: * Member of a singing group in George Town, 2001-2005. * Public Speaking Assessor, Rostrum, Katherine, NT : 1984/6 * Member of the Lions Club, Zeehan Tasmania : 1981/2 * Member of fitness centres in Melbourne(1975-6), Ballarat(1977-78), Perth(1989-99) and Launceston(1999-2003) * Member of baseball and hockey teams in Burlington: 1953/4-1962 * Member of the Baha’i Faith : 1959-2007 (see Baha’i Resume below for details) * I have been a member of many groups during the fifty year period 1957-2007, the age of 13 to 63. I was associated with or worked as a volunteer in: (a) The George Town School for Seniors, (b) City Park Radio in Launceston and (c) several other clubs and associations like: (I) Cubs, (II) formal discussion groups in educational institutions as a student and (III) unnumbered groups as a teacher. 8. REFERENCES, REFEREES AND PORTFOLIO OF MY WORK: 8.1 am no longer required to supply transcripts, references and testimonials in relation to positions since I no longer apply for jobs of any kind. I keep an
  • 13. archive-file for nostalgia purposes of many of the references and documents in connection with my working life and my community participation as a citizen, a volunteer and an individual in relation to the many interest groups I was involved with in the communities where I lived over the last half century. I have not required any of these documents in the last decade, the years 1997 to 2007, years of my planned and early retirement. 8.2 Samples of my writing are also available in a separate portfolio, if requested. This portfolio of my writing is available in its many forms and genres as suited and relevant to the needs of the groups and individuals making the requests. Virtually all of the requests now come from locations on the world-wide-web. 8.3 In July 1999 I ceased full-time employment as a lecturer-teacher. In May 2001 I went onto an Australian Disability Pension due to my bipolar disorder and I no longer applied for full-time jobs. Four years ago, in late 2003, I applied for my last part-time job. In May 2005 my work in nearly all volunteer organizations also ceased with the exception of work done within the Baha’i community. Now at the age of 63 I devote myself full-time to writing, although my wife ensures that I keep my-end-up, so to speak, on the domestic front and participate in the social world where she plays an active role and often wants/needs my assistance. 9. GENERAL * a personal & bio-data sheet can be found below in Appendix A. * a covering letter may be included to introduce this document, if relevant. * a list of subjects taught can be found in Appendix B. * a Bahá’í resume is found in Appendix C. Ron Price George Town Tasmania Last Updated: 28 August 2007 __________________________________________________________________ APPENDIX A: PERSONAL & BIO-DATA SURNAME Price GIVEN NAMES Ronald Frederick ADDRESS 6 Reece Street George Town Tasmania Australia 7253
  • 14. AUSTRALIAN CITIZEN Yes CANADIAN CITIZEN Yes CONTACT DETAILS TELEPHONE 61-03-63824790(“61” is for international calls) POSITIONS APPLIED FOR: I applied for some four thousand jobs during the 42 year period: 1961-2003. During two of those years I was ill and/or hospitalized and could not work and I was a student from 1961 to 1967 with only summer jobs. The 4000 job applications, then, in 40 years works out to an average of two every week for each of these 40 years--from the summer holidays in grade 10 to my 60th year. HEALTH Manic-depression/bi-polar disorder: treated(for the most part) --separate statement available, if desired AGE 63 REFEREES Have not required any referees in the last five years:2003-2007, but they can be provided if required. FT/PT WORK/CASUAL VOLUNTEER/ See lists above in sections 3,4, and 5 of resume. VALUE BASE Member of the Baha’i Faith for 48 years, 1959-2007. COMPUTER Extensive use of computer to: (a) write, (b) send emails, LITERACY (c) do topic searches and (d) keep a large personal archive of documents. DRIVER’S LICENCE Yes PHOTO Digital photos available on electronic transfer, if desired. PORTFOLIO I have a large portfolio of my writing available under separate
  • 15. cover, if desired. PERSONAL STATS hair colour: brown and greying quickly; eye colour: hazel; weight 215 lbs(16.5 stone) and increasing slowly; height: 6 feet(183 cms); full medical details/statement is also available, if required. MARITAL STATUS married twice: 1967-1975 and 1975 -2007 CHILDREN three: one from my second marriage(son age 30 in 2007) and two from my second wife’s first marriage( two girls, my step-daughters, ages in 2007 are:41 & 36. __________________________________________________________________ APPENDIX B: COURSES, UNITS, MODULES, SYLLABI, SUBJECTS AND/OR PROGRAMS TAUGHT IN POST-SECONDARY EDUCATIONAL INSTITUTIONS IN AUSTRALIA: 1974-2005 The list below outlines the ‘subjects’ taught and the institutions where I taught them between 1974 and 2005: 29 years. As I mentioned above, I did not teach in the years 1980-1981 and from July 1999 to May 2005 my teaching was PT, casual and/or volunteer giving an actual total of 21 years of full-time post-secondary teaching. Some teachers have a highly specialized teaching function and others are generalists. My role was as a generalist and this is why there is such a variety of subjects which I taught and which are listed below. __________________________________________________________________ A. Hedland College: Acting Lecturer in Management Studies 1986-1987: Katherine Open College of Tafe 1982-1986: Interpersonal Skills A Interpersonal Skills B Performance Appraisal Negotiating Skills A Negotiating Skills B Conflict Resolution A Conflict Resolution B
  • 16. Introduction to Management Club Management Time Management Counselling Interview Techniques Public Speaking Interview Techniques Consultation Skills Letter Writing and Report Writing A Letter Writing and Report Writing B Supervision Skills Aboriginal Administrator Training Officer Skills Creative Writing(Adult Education) Sociology(Adult Education) B. Thornlie Campus of the SEMC and Perth Campus of CMC 1988-1999: Communication Core(Certificate 3) Communication 1(Diploma) Business Communication 1A(Diploma) Business Communication 1B(Diploma) Ancient Greek History TEE Ancient Roman History TEE Modern History TEE Politics TEE English Literature TEE English TEE Traditional Culture and Modern Society(Anthropology) Framework of Australian Society(Economics) History of Ideas Australian Government and Legal Systems Philosophy 1 A Philosophy 1B General Psychology Commercial and Civic Principles Interpersonal Study and Work Skills 001 Interpersonal Study and Work Skills 002 Society and Culture(Sociology) Life Skills 1B(guitar) Recreation 2(Certificate 2) Social Science Introduction Welfare Practice 1A Welfare Practice 1B Welfare Practice 2A
  • 17. Welfare Practice 2B C. Thornlie Campus: 1994-1999 In these three programs: Human Services Certificate 3 Welfare Studies Certificate 4 Human Services Diploma(5) I taught the following subjects: Welfare Communication (4) Introduction to Human Services(3) Dealing With Conflict(3) Family and Community(3) Workteam Communication(3) Service Provision and Practice(3) Study Skills(3) Recognition of Prior Learning(3) Human Development 001(3) Human Development 002(3) Field Placement(3), (4) and (5) Field Tutorial(3) and (5) Managing People: Training and Development(5) Managing Group Problem Solving and Decision Making(5) Sociology for Human Service Workers(5) D. Thornlie Campus of the SEMC: General Studies: 1989-1998: Writing Plain English Writing Workplace Documents Presenting Information Presenting Reports Workplace Communication Quality Team Management Job Seeking Skills Communication and Industrial Relations Managing Effective Working Relationships Managing and Developing Teams Field Experience in Community Services Work Experience in Job Train Programs E. Engineering, Applied Science and Social Science Students at the Ballarat College of Advanced Education 1976-1978: (now the University of Ballarat)
  • 18. Social Science(Applied Science: Engineering)(BSc) Social Science(Applied Science: Geology)(BSc) Social Science(Social Science)(BA) Australian Media(Social Science)(BA) Sociological Theory(Teacher Trainees: Secondary) F. Whitehorse Technical College: 1975-1976 Behavioural Studies(Library Technician Trainees)(Cert.3) G. Tasmanian College of Advanced Education (now the University of Tasmania): 1974: Language in Use(Linguistics) Introductory Psychology Human Relations Sociology of Art Individualized Learning Sociology H. The George Town School of Seniors Inc: 1999-2005 Autobiography Creative Writing Philosophy Social Sciences Media Studies __________________________________________________________________ APPENDIX C: RESUME OF BAHA’I ACTIVITY Preamble: The outline below is a brief sketch only. No attempt is made to list all the activities in the fifty-four years(1953-2007) of my association with and membership/service in the Baha’i community. Also, after more than fifty years, the memory gets somewhat rusty and the occasional detail below may not be accurate; for this reason and others I have tended to generalize rather than specify the particular tasks(place,length of time, specific program) and their respective occasions. Some specificity is required, though, and I think I have provided a good balance between specificity and generality.
  • 19. I would think, in the vast majority of cases, the information is correct and accurate. This statement has been used occasionally when applying for positions somewhere in what has become a vast network of service situations/institutions around the globe both within and outside the Baha'i community. In the last five years, 2003 to 2007, in these early years of my retirement and late adulthood, I have not applied for positions using this document or some variation of it. __________________________________________________________________ A. PRE-YOUTH: 1953-1959 B. YOUTH : 1959-1963 C. ADULT : 1963-2007 1. LOCALASSEMBLY SERVICE: LSA of the Baha’is of Windsor: 1966/7: vice-chairman LSA of the Baha’is of Toronto : 1969 LSA of the Baha’is of Whyalla: 1972: secretary LSA of the Baha’is of Gawler : 1973: chairman LSA of the Baha’is of Ballarat : 1976-78: chairman/secretary LSA of the Baha’is of Launceston: 1979: publicity officer LSA of the Baha’is of Stirling : 1988: secretary LSA of the Baha’is of Belmont : 1989-1999: chairman/secretary for 7 years 2. REGISTERED and UNREGISTERED GROUP SERVICE: Frobisher Bay NWT: 1967-68 King City Ontario : 1969 Picton Ontario : 1970-71 Whyalla South Aust : 1971 Launceston Tasmania : 1974 Kew Victoria : 1975 Smithton Tasmania : 1979 Zeehan Tasmania : 1980-82 Katherine NT : 1982-86 South Hedland WA : 1986-87 George Town Tas : 1999-2007(until further notice) 3. PUBLISHED AND UNPUBLISHED WORK: See my resume above for details in these two categories of my writing. 4. COMMITTEE WORK: 1. LSA and Group Committees:
  • 20. The list of committees during the 19 years of service on LSAs and another 29 years in Registered and Unregistered Groups is partly too long to recount and partly beyond the scope of my memory after all these years. I do not recall serving on any committees in the five year period 1959 to 1964. Since May of 2005 I have been the publicity officer of the George Town Baha’i Group. 1. Regional and National Teaching Committees:(RTCs and NTCs) 1. RTC of Northern Tasmania : 1974 2. RTC of the Northern Territory : 1984-86 3. National Community Development Committee: 1976-77 5. ASSISTANT TO THE AUXILIARY BOARD : 1986 In the Northern Territory in 1986 for a few months before moving interstate. 6. PIONEER SERVICE: 1. Homefront : Canada : 1962-1971 2. International : Australia: 1971-2007 7. TEACHING WORK: It is very difficult to quantify one’s teaching work and the accomplishments and developments of some fifty years of teaching as a pioneer(1962-2007), as a new Baha’i in my home town for three years(1959-1962) before pioneering and the several years of early contact through my mother and father in this new Faith(1953-1959). But, given the importance of this part of Baha’i life, the following activities could be listed as areas of contribution relevant to the teaching work during a period of often unrealistically high expectations, with the consequent measure of inevitable disappointments and discouragements. These contributions also took place during the succession of the Cause’s developments and triumphs in the face of opposition and indifference, triumphs that have encouraged and inspired its adherents. It should also be emphasized, as a preamble to this list, that since the early 1990s there has been an important shift in the field of Baha’i public information and the focus of Baha’i activity. The former preoccupation with “conversion” and the inevitable sense of “us and them” that intruded for so many years; what had become a somewhat parochial view of focusing the Baha’i message in religious categories has been slowly replaced with a more inclusivistic approach or philosophy and my own teaching work has reflected this shift. 7.1 Working on LSAs, Groups and Committees
  • 21. 7.2 Writing: (see my resume above) 7.2.1 essays and poetry for magazines, journals, newspapers and websites in and out of the Baha’i community 7.2.2 essays and poetry given to individuals, groups and LSAs in the Baha’i community note: -some of this is kept at the Baha’i World Centre Library(BWCL) -the rest I have on file in hard copy or in my computer directory at home 7.2.3 Giving talks/presentations/interviews 7.2.4 Working as a teacher in educational institutions 7.2.5 Moving to many towns and states where few or no Baha’is have lived 7.2.6 Moving to another country at crucial point in a Plan as a pioneer 7.2.7 Entering into various forms of activity and interest groups in local communities 7.2.7.1 -festivals and other public events, social programs and musical events -media programs and local organizations in a list too long to mention 7.2.8 Promoting the Baha’i Faith through various forms of advertising such as: - putting up posters, an estimated....10,000. -doing letterbox drops, an estimated 7,000 -placing ads in newspapers, radio stations, TV stations and magazines, an estimated 1000, and -being interviewed on radio, eight radio appearances (one on cassette tape; one on mini-disc and sent to the BWCL). 7.2.9 Going on unnumbered travel teaching trips from home communities/localities to extension goals, to towns which were not goals and overseas as a pioneer; and 7.2.10 Giving poetry readings in both Baha’i and other interest group settings 8. CONSOLIDATION WORK: It is also difficult to define one’s contributions to the consolidation work over this same time period of 54 years. Again, some attempt is made below, given the importance of consolidation during these years of the ninth and the tenth stage of Baha’i history: 1953-2007. There has been a major shift in the nature of consolidation in Baha’i communities as there has been in the teaching domain. I would like to list the following as part of my contribution to the consolidation work in its several forms: 1. Work on the Baha’i institutions listed above taking many forms—too extensive to list here; 2. Writing, as listed above and requiring no more description; 3. Writing booklets of poetry which I have had, and will have, a consolidation potential in the years ahead since they provide a rich base of comment on the several decades of Baha’i experience in these epochs; and
  • 22. 4. Several of the activities listed above under ‘teaching’ which also had a consolidation function. 9. TRAVEL TEACHING See a separate statement I have written on travel teaching posted at many sites on the internet and at THEHEYDAY.COM(in the ‘service’ section) as well—and available from the author on request. 10. OTHER FORMS OF WORK IN THE BAHA’I COMMUNITY: In a lifetime, over five decades now, of service in this emerging world religion one does a great deal. This section has been opened to include items not covered in the above and will be elaborated upon in the years ahead as my life continues into late adulthood(60 to 80) and old age(80++) and this Cause goes through transformations that can not, as yet, be anticipated. 11. CONCLUDING STATEMENT: The above sketch, or Baha’i resume as I call it, has been written to provide an outline of my activity in the Baha’i community since 1953 when my mother joined this new world Faith and I was still a child and since 1959 when I joined the Baha'i Faith at the age of 15. The 200 thousand Baha’is in 1953 are now six million and the Baha’i community has gone through several transformations in this time as has the focus and direction of my teaching efforts. This sketch above is concerned more specially with the years since 1962 when my pioneering life began and since 1966 when my service in Baha'i Administration started in Windsor Ontario. The decades of struggle in implementing the global Plans of the Universal House of Justice also began in these years and what seems now like an endless series of creative and not-so-creative experiments, brief periods of activity, greater periods of growth and then, at times, crises and disintegration with the often inconspicuous offering widening dimensions of possibility. This sketch of mine, this statement, also needs to be read in conjunction with: (a) my professional resume above--which I used for many years in a multitude of forms when applying for general employment positions; and with (b) my more than 6500 poems--which is part of a larger autobiographical work entitled Pioneering Over Four Epochs containing: journals, poetry, letters, book reviews, photographs, tapes, notes and narrative written and collected over 50 years: from 1957 to 2007—an estimated five million words. Some 5000 of my poems were sent as a gift to the BWCL in the decade 1987 to 1997 in celebration of the wondrous efflorescence that is the Baha’i Project and the
  • 23. Terraces on Mount Carmel. An 800 page autobiography by the same title was also sent to the BWCL in 2004. This statement, like my professional resume, was once used when applying for positions in the embryonic global Baha’i Administrative Order. Now it is only used on the internet, when relevant, at various websites in connection with a host of subjects. I trust the above statement is useful to readers who chance upon it and helps Baha’is in their efforts to serve the Cause and establish it, more firmly than it already is, as “the axis of the oneness of the world of humanity” among their contemporaries. Ron Price ___________________ Updated on: 28/8/07.