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Macleans A. Geo-JaJa is Professor of Economics and Education at Brigham Young University, where he directs the Research Program in Rights in Education, Capabilities Deprivation, and Right to Development. He is currently a Fulbright Senior Specialist Fellow and a Visiting Research Professor at Zhejiang Normal University, China. He has served as a Carnegie Foundation Fellow for two terms. He is a member of the Advisory Council of the Nigerian Think Tank. He serves on numerous journal editorial boards, including the editorial consulting board of International Review of Education a UNESCO journal. Professor Geo-JaJa is author or co-author of significant tier one journal articles and numerous book chapters He has either authored or co-author numerous articles and book chapters in Education, Poverty, Politics of Education Reforms and Globalization, and Development in sub-Saharan Africa. He has also co-authored four published books in economics, education, and development.
I teach the economics of education, coloniality/modernity in development, capabilities deprivation, and human right in education and development. I also teach courses in human rights in education and comparative international development education.
Research and program work is in rights in education in a number of countries. Human rights in development aid and Education and Globalization. The twinning of rights in education with development to unmask Africa from the shackles of imperialism. My work critically relates culture and right-capability as an anti-development genocide approach. The current niche in research is on rights in education for Africanization ofn development.
United States Department and IIE
2012 - 2017
The Institute of International Education (IIE)
Words of our leaders ideas of our nation: Selected speeches and writings in Nigerian history
Globalization and coloniality of education and unmaking development in Africa
The Promise and Pitfalls of Development Aid: The Elusive Goal of Aid that Helps People to Help Themselves.
Human Rights in Development Aid for STEM Education in Nigerian Languages
Localization of instruction as a right in education: Tanzania and Nigeria language-in-education´s policies.
Human rights in development aid: Nordic case for education in Tanzania.
ECONOMICS, AID AND EDUCATION: IMPLICATIONS FOR DEVELOPMENT
Education Localization for Optimizing Globalization’s Opportunities and Challenges in Africa
Nordic aid and the education sector in Africa: The case of Tanzania
Human Rights in Development Experience in Africa: The Foreign Aid and Policy Nexus in OECD and China Aid
Education and language: A human right for sustainable development in Africa.
A Critique and Rethink of Modern Education in Africa’s Development in the 21st Century
Women and Natural Resources Management: Its Implications for Sustainable Development in Africa
Policy, Politics and economics in comparative Education
TVET in Nigeria: Issues, Concerns and New Directions in the 21st Century
Economic growth without human security and quality education in the Niger Delta: The question of inadequacy of policy. In Geo-JaJa, M. A and Majhanovich, S. (Eds.) Policy, Politics and Economics in Comparative Education,
The Politics of Education Reforms: Globalization, Comparative Education and Policy Research
Social Exclusion, Poverty and Educational Inequity in the Niger Delta Region of Nigeria: Which Development Framework
Unsettled Liberation and Uncertain Times: Education and Globalization Shaping Divergence,
Differentiated” development in the era of coloniality: Is it possible?