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Office: 306-P MCKB
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Brief Biography

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 is a member of the Advisory Council of the Nigerian Think Tank and on numerous journal editorial boards, including the editorial consulting board of International Review of Education a UNESCO journal.

I am a co-author with Majhanovich, Suzanne, on Economics, Aid, and Education; Implication for Development for Development; co-editor with Shizhou Lou; and Yong Y.; of Education, Poverty, and Development in sub-Saharan Africa; co-editor with Majhanovich, Suzanne, of Education, Language and Economics: Growing National and Global Dilemmas; and the Politics of Education Reforms: Globalization, Comparative Education and Policy Research. Professor Geo-JaJa is author or co-author of significant tier one journal articles, and numerous book chapters and others on education and development in Africa.

Teaching Interests

I teach economics of education, Capabilities Deprivation, and Poverty, education in development with a focus on rights in education and development assistance.I also teach courses in economics of education, human rights in education and comparative international education. My focus is on international development education and development in Africa and China.

Research Interests

I have done on-site research and program work in rights in education in many countries including, China, Norway, Sweden, Vietnam, Zanzibar, and Nigeria. Unlike the twinning of rights in education and right to development to unmasking Africa to be like them, I critically relate right-capability based approach in development to human rights, decentralization and capacity-building, and the uncommodification of education. I have also contributed to sharing knowledge on the need to make space to mitigate economic and political capture of rich countries (epistemic relativism) in development framework. This new niche of research has been my major contribution as a Fulbright Senior Specialist Fellow to universities and research institutions worldwide.

Awards

Fulbright Senior Specialist Award

United States Department and IIE

2012 - 2017

Carnegie African Diaspora Fellowship

The Institute of International Education (IIE)

2015

Selected Publications

Human Rights in Development Aid for STEM Education in Nigerian Languages (2015)

Authors: Geo-JaJa, MacLeans

Publication Type: Book, Chapter/ Section in Scholarly Book

Publisher: Sense Publishers

City: Sense Publishers , Rotterdam

Country: The Netherlands

Editors: Zehlia Wilhite, Babaci

Localization of instruction as a right in education: Tanzania and Nigeria language-in-education´s policies. (2014)

Authors: Geo-JaJa, MacLeans Anthony; Babaci-Wilhite,, Zhelia

Publication Type: Book, Chapter/ Section in Scholarly Book

Publisher: Sense Publishers

City: Rotterdam

Country: Germany

Editors: Zehlia Babaci-Wilhite

Human rights in development aid: Nordic case for education in Tanzania. (2014)

Authors: Geo-JaJa, Macleans; Babaci-Wilhite, Zhelia

Publication Type: Book, Chapter/ Section in Scholarly Book

Publisher: Information Age Publishing

City: North Carolina

Country: USA

Editors: Elinor L. Brown, Paul C. Gorski, Gabriella Lazaridis

ECONOMICS, AID AND EDUCATION: IMPLICATIONS FOR DEVELOPMENT (2013)

Authors: Geo-JaJa, MacLeans Anthony

Publication Type: Book, Chapter/ Section in Textbook

Publisher: Sense Publishers

City: Rotterdam

Country: Netherlands

Editors: Majhanovich, S. & Geo-JaJa, M. A

Education Localization for Optimizing Globalization’s Opportunities and Challenges in Africa (2013)

Authors: Geo-JaJa, MacLeans Anthony

Publication Type: Book, Chapter/ Section in Textbook

Publisher: Sense Publishers

City: Rotterdam

Country: Netherlands

Editors: Majhanovich, S. & Geo-JaJa, M. A

Education, Economics and Sustainable Development (2013)

Authors: Geo-JaJa, MacLeans Anthony

Publication Type: Book, Edited

Publisher: Sense Publishers

City: Rotterdam

Country: Netherlands.

Editors: Majhanovich, S. & Geo-JaJa, M. A.

China’s aid to Africa: Competitor or alternative to the OECD aid architecture? (2013)

Authors: Geo-JaJa, MacLeans Anthony

Publication Type: Journal Article, Academic Journal

Volume: 48

Issue: 8

Page Numbers: 729-743

Nordic aid and the education sector in Africa: The case of Tanzania. (2013)

Authors: Geo-JaJa, MacLeans Anthony; Babaci-Wilhite, Zhelia; Vuzo , Mwajuma

Publication Type: Book, Chapter/ Section in Scholarly Book

Publisher: Springer Publishing

City: Vuzo, Mwajuma

Country: Germany

Editors: Carolyn A. Brown

Human Rights in Development Experience in Africa: The Foreign Aid and Policy Nexus in OECD and China Aid (2012)

Authors: Geo-JaJa, MacLeans Anthony; Geo-JaJa, MacLeans Anthony; Lou, S.

Publication Type: Journal Article, Academic Journal

Publisher: James Nicholus

City: Australia

Country: Australia

Volume: 13

Issue: 1

Education and language: A human right for sustainable development in Africa. (2012)

Authors: Geo-JaJa, MacLeans Anthony

Publication Type: Journal Article, Academic Journal

Publisher: UNESCO

City: Hamberg

Country: German

Volume: DOI: 10.1007/s11159-012-9311-7

Nordic aid and the education sector in Africa: The case of Tanzania (2012)

Authors: Geo-JaJa, MacLeans Anthony; Geo-JaJa, MacLeans Anthony; Vuzo, ; Vuzo,

Publication Type: Book, Chapter/ Section in Scholarly Book

Publisher: Springer

Editors: Carolyn A. Brown

A Critique and Rethink of Modern Education in Africa’s Development in the 21st Century (2011)

Authors: Geo-JaJa, MacLeans Anthony

Publication Type: Journal Article, Academic Journal

City: Dar es Salaam

Country: Tanzania

Volume: 30

Trapped in Resettlement: What Integration for the Refugees in Utah? (2010)

Authors: Geo-JaJa, MacLeans Anthony

Publication Type: Book, Chapter/ Section in Scholarly Book

Publisher: Routledge Publishers .

Editors: Korinek, K., and Maloney, T.

Social Exclusion, Poverty and Educational Inequity in the Niger Delta Region of Nigeria: Which Development Framework (2010)

Authors: Geo-JaJa, MacLeans Anthony; Azaiki, Steve

Publication Type: Book, Chapter/ Section in Scholarly Book

Publisher: Springer Publishers

City: Dordrecht, Germany

Country: Germany

Editors: Zajda, Joseph, & Geo-JaJa, M. A

The Politics of Education Reforms: Globalization, Comparative Education and Policy Research (2010)

Authors: Geo-JaJa, MacLeans Anthony; Zajda, Joseph

Publication Type: Book, Edited

Publisher: Springer Publishers

City: Dordrecht

Country: Germany

Policy, Politics and economics in comparative Education (2010)

Authors: Geo-JaJa, MacLeans Anthony; Majhanovich, Suzanna

Publication Type: Book, Edited

Publisher: Sense Publishers

City: Rotterdam

Country: Germany

Editors: Geo-JaJa, M. A and Majhanovich, S.

TVET in Nigeria: Issues, Concerns and New Directions in the 21st Century (2010)

Authors: Geo-JaJa, MacLeans Anthony

Publication Type: Book, Chapter/ Section in Scholarly Book

Publisher: Sense Publishers.

City: Rotterdam

Country: Germany

Editors: Masemann, V., and Majhanovich, S.

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, (2010)

Authors: Geo-JaJa, MacLeans Anthony; Azaiki, Steve

Publication Type: Book, Chapter/ Section in Scholarly Book

Publisher: Sense Publishers.

City: Rotterdam

Country: Germany

Editors: Geo-JaJa, M. A and Majhanovich, S.

Women and Natural Resources Management: Its Implications for Sustainable Development in Africa (2010)

Authors: Geo-JaJa, MacLeans Anthony

Publication Type: Book, Chapter/ Section in Scholarly Book

Publisher: Ghana University Press

City: Accra

Country: Ghana

Editors: Elizabeth Ardayfio-Schandorf and Janet Momsen