Ni Clarence M. Batan Minsan tinanong ako kung meron ba Akong natutunan sa high school? Pabiro kong sagot, “Mukhang wala?” Pero ang totoo meron, “Tatlo”. Tatlong aral sa buhay na […]

Eulogy for Victor, My Mentor

Volumes of capitals you seek to measure In statistics of life you muster and endure. Crunching numbers is what you do best To make sense of the social’s finest! Oh […]

Sociology Prof is New Research Center Director by The Varsitarian

July 4, 2015, 2:20 p.m.  – SOCIOLOGIST Clarence Batan of the Faculty of Arts and Letters has been appointed the new director of the UST Research Center for Culture, Education […]

Building and Bridging Education

Report by Clarence M. Batan LAST JUNE 9, 2010, six days before the formal opening of classes in the Philippines,   72 children from Kasile Barrio School in Talim Island (Binangonan, […]

A New Beginning in an Old Framework

MANILA, PHILIPPINES. AT THREE O’CLOCK this morning, I was awaken by an eerie sound of a gun-shot, and a shout – “Holdaper yan, holdaper ’yan!” (He’s a mugger, he’s a […]

Defending my dream

Over the past few days, I attempted capturing in words what transpired during my thesis defence. But for some reason, I found the experience very difficult to describe – somewhat […]

Thesis blog 17: Thesis Miracle

AFTER SUBMITTING MY THESIS DRAFT, I was so anxious. Before scheduling defence, I have to earn the approval of first, my supervisor, Dr. Victor Thiessen, and second, my two internal […]

Thesis blog 16: Full draft

AND THIS IS HOW IT FEELS: a sense of happiness with a tinge of anxiety; a sense of fulfillment with a touch of fear. After four long years of research, […]

Thesis blog 15: Can’t believe the pressure

I feel numb. Now that I am writing the last portion of my thesis, I do not feel that I am myself anymore. The ideas and the words I wrote […]

Thesis blog 14: Discovering the unexpected

Last week, after finishing up the youth narratives of my respondents, I realized that what I have been writing about in Chapter 5 of my thesis is not making sense. […]

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