CLEVE ARGUELLES: HIS POLITICAL LIFE AND IDEOLOGY

Cleve Kevin Robert V. Arguelles:
His Political Life and Ideology

Cleofe, Ma. Yvett B.
de Tomas, Xena S.
Garlan, Paul Trishian B.
Gonzales, Diana T.
Lopez, Julio Jr. D.

Polytechnic University of the Philippines – Sta. Mesa

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. Primary data are gathered through interview of the subject and direct observation. A set of structured survey-type question was given as part of the interview. In secondary data. The researchers interviewed the subject and the personalities that are involve to him. the researchers gathered background of the subject through accessible public profiles such as facts from internet websites and news articles. Review. Keywords: Politics. Is his personal perspective affects the ideas he teach to his students? The researchers use descriptive and qualitative method of gathering data. Ideology . This area includes his political ideology and how these beliefs were raised in his mind. The researchers used primary and secondary data. Arguelles intends to explore certain backgrounds on his life.CLEVE ARGUELLES: HIS POLITICAL LIFE AND IDEOLOGY 2 Abstract The profile review about Cleve Robert V.

he served as the voice of the said organization in fighting for the rights and privileges that each scholar deserves. Cleve Arguelles. Recently. Inc. having his Bachelor’s degree of Arts in Political Science and took his master’s degree of Arts in Philippine Studies. Also he reviews the political issues with regards to our government. during his undergraduate days became an active member of Anak Bayan Party list. a writer. He graduated at University of the Philippines – Manila consistently as a scholar. a columnist. Philippine House of Representative. He also became the student regent of University of the Philippines.com profile summary. and Center for Political and Democratic Reform. Cleve Kevin Robert V.CLEVE ARGUELLES: HIS POLITICAL LIFE AND IDEOLOGY 3 Cleve Kevin Robert V.). Arguelles: His Political Life and Ideology According to LinkedIn. . a university instructor and lecturer (at Pamantasan ng Lungsod ng Maynila ‘University of Manila’. Arguelles is a policy researcher (at Ecumenical Institute for Labor Education and Research. Polytechnic University of the Philippines. University of the Philippines . and University of Caloocan City). as a representative and spokesperson. he is the spokesperson of the Alliance of Concerned Teachers (ACT). and an activist.College of Social Work and Community Development.

The study aims to answer the following questions and put it in the context of politics:  What are the factors that had affected his life being an activist?  Who are the people that had influence his life politically?  Who is Cleve Arguelles?  What is his current perspective in life?  Is his perspective changing in time?  Would be his perspective be the same in the future? 4 .CLEVE ARGUELLES: HIS POLITICAL LIFE AND IDEOLOGY Background and Purpose of the Study The further study tackles about how the subject was affected by political views and ideologies through socialism. how he has been influenced by others and how he adopts these aspects in his life.

It combines statements about trust. using their professional judgment and directing other staff in the classroom.CLEVE ARGUELLES: HIS POLITICAL LIFE AND IDEOLOGY 5 Theoretical/Analytical Framework According to Marxist theory. all describe ways in which children learn from their environments. that central control undermines teacher professionalism. Yet relatively few Marxists have gone beyond theoretical analysis to studying the class consciousness of real workers.teaching as an autonomous professionʹ combines two items concerned with the effects of central control on teachers. This dimension showed moderate agreement but with double the amount of variation in opinion compared with other factors. in their many formats. (Hargreaves. Consequently. that such consciousness is a necessary by-product of capitalist economic crisis. . with those teachers evaluating their work. and the desirability of having an ʹinfluential and independent professional bodyʹ for all teachers. widespread among Marxists. Behavioral theories. integrity. teaching as a trusted professionʹ is a very close match to a factor in the associated group survey. These theories are extremely important in understanding many aspects of social development and will be emphasized heavily throughout . most socialist political activity is directed one way or another to raising workers' consciousness. professionalism. The third factor.) The second.2000) Behaviorism/learning theories. In the teacher survey. or the belief. the two ʹtrustʹ items formed a single precise factor. studying class consciousness now is impossible or irrelevant. however. this is due to the belief. whereas the other items were not aligned with any particular set of views about teacher’s professionalism. In part. that class consciousness can only be observed in political actions (inboth cases. equally widespread. a socialist revolution requires a class conscious working class.

. termed classical conditioning. One version of behaviorism. is about learned associations (Sawyer.CLEVE ARGUELLES: HIS POLITICAL LIFE AND IDEOLOGY 6 this course. 2011).

A set of structured survey-type question was given as part of the interview. A background study of his life was then be conducted. This method respects the depth and scope of the case under study which is conveyed through robust proposition and questions. The researchers used primary and secondary data. Descriptive and qualitative method was applied in order to collect data from various resources. a college instructor. The researchers interviewed the subject and the personalities that are involve to him. Moreover. in terms of secondary data. Primary data are gathered through interview of the subject and direct observation. The main goal of the descriptive case study is to assess a sample in detail and in depth. based on an articulation of a descriptive theory. The information drawn from primary sources are essential in the credibility and maximization of the research conclusion.CLEVE ARGUELLES: HIS POLITICAL LIFE AND IDEOLOGY 7 Methodology This study aims to make a profile review of Cleve Kevin Robert Arguelles. . the researchers gathered background of the subject through accessible public profiles such as facts from internet websites and news articles.

Cleve always condemn activism and he honestly said he was against it before. This amazed Cleve Arguelles because he initially thought that those who are against the government are just shouting their problems off without thinking of a way to get out of their poor living. He even excludes himself whenever there is a rally conducted in his campus since he believes it was in not the right thing to do. He researched on the issues of the marginalize people and was . With regards to the first circle. He knew he was wrong and additionally. As the researchers asked who the subject is. they were required to join an activity with the farmers in San Jose Del Monte. Deprived of the fair chances given by society. This experience includes the raise of his consciousness on how hard the life of people living in the area is. He copes with the farmers there and he realized how they deal with hard situations and how they come up solutions to their everyday problems. Moreover. they are just deprived. teacher and gay. he referred himself as an activist. they are not lazy as some people point out the reason why they have shortage in necessity. Arguelles is an activist who pursue structural reforms centered in educational issues and people’s right which involves marginalize groups. instead. When he was in first year college. The journey he had serves as enlightenment to his new perspective and gave birth to another circle of his identity which is being an activist. He believes that teaching affects many people and teachers shape the mind of the future shapers of the nation. The second question explored the factors that affect Cleve Arguelles to be an activist. Bulacan where he experience a lot those changes his perspective. In his second year. The last identity depict himself as gay which he called as another characteristics which is important identity since tries to cease gender boundaries in a community that do not accept homosexuality.CLEVE ARGUELLES: HIS POLITICAL LIFE AND IDEOLOGY 8 Results and Discussion Cleve Kevin Robert Arguelles defined personality as a collection of circle of identities. he was overwhelmed by the kindness shown to them by the farmers who do not have everything but can still give anything they have. Cleve thinks that teaching is the right profession for him. As a teacher.

He was elected as Anak-bayan Spokesperson even he started to be a member for just few months. On contrary to what an anonymous person stated that ‘Class rooms are free of ideologies’. (Marx) The change of idea of Mr. It combines . exploitation of working class serves as the catalyst for change. possibly no one will remember you. based on William James (2001). Mr. he believes that education is the string to professor to the students and that issues outside are necessary to be able to relate it to daily discussion. He uses critical pedagogy. Life would be meaningless if it would not be dedicated to the people who need it the most even though. From then. but. He stated that life is short we must devote it to significant and useful things. their social being determines their consciousness. nature is a factor for acquiring ideas. The third question raised was about his current life perspective in life. It is not the consciousness of men that determines their being. In one way or the other that perspective pushed him to travel that path he is in now. His heart for the marginalized sector made him distinct from other activist. he talked about the cases of these people and spread the words up to different schools. But he also said that he is willing to change his beliefs as long as evidences point it was wrong. The idea that capitalistic system of the time could be ended and Marx called for a revolution through the working class members. before the start of this make believe that the workers need to develop class consciousness which refers as the subjective awareness of common interest and the aim of collective political action to bring out social change. Arguelles’ teaching style can be related to what Hargreaves concluded that teaching as a trusted professionʹ is a very close match to a factor in the associated group survey. Arguelles can be related in the Marxist studies of class consciousness. Influence can be brought by surroundings and experience. Additionally.CLEVE ARGUELLES: HIS POLITICAL LIFE AND IDEOLOGY 9 convinced of they are treated unrightfully. on the contrary. However. On this study. teach the students what you believe is right. A youth grown alone are raised from the material facts of life and a correlative insecurity of consciousness.

CLEVE ARGUELLES: HIS POLITICAL LIFE AND IDEOLOGY 10 statements about trust. the two ʹtrustʹ items formed a single precise factor. whereas the other items were not aligned with any particular set of views about teacher’s professionalism. and the desirability of having an ʹinfluential and independent professional bodyʹ for all teachers.2000) . integrity. In the teacher survey. . with those teachers evaluating their work. (Hargreaves. using their professional judgment and directing other staff in the classroom. however.

Clearly. Arguelles’ expression and contribution for fighting to what he believes is right. .CLEVE ARGUELLES: HIS POLITICAL LIFE AND IDEOLOGY 11 Conclusion Experience is a great factor for Cleve Kevin Robert V. what he wants to do in life and he strives to live the best he can to achieve his goals for the future but he is not close to change. Leaving a quote that ‘Classrooms are place to mold minds of students’. it can be drawn that Mr. He practices innovative teaching to have spontaneous and continuous learning inside and outside the classroom. he knows who he is. Arguelles is an ever changing person that continues to grow into a much better person. In terms of teaching his ideologies he greatly affects his students by how he relates the academic topics to real life issues. From his non-believing perspective to his compassionate activism.

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