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Faculty: Macleans A. Geo-JaJa

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Macleans A. Geo-JaJa

Title

Professor

Department:

EdLF

Contact Information

Office: 306-P MCKB

Phone: 801-422-6072

Email: nope@geo-jaja@byu.edumsn.com

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 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.

Teaching Interests

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 Interests

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.

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

Globalization and coloniality of education and unmaking development in Africa

  • Authors: GEO-JAJA, MACLEANS; Zajda, Joseph
  • Publication Date: 2020
  • Publication Type: Book, Chapter/ Section in Scholarly Book
  • Publication Journal: International Handbook on Globalization, Education and Policy Research
  • Publisher: Springer Nature BV Publishers
  • City: Amsterdam: The Netherlands
  • Country: The Netherland

Globalization and coloniality of education and development in Africa

  • Authors: GEO-JAJA, MacLeans; Zajda, Joseph
  • Publication Date: 2020
  • Publication Type: Journal Article, Academic Journal
  • Publication Journal: International Journal of Political Crossroads,
  • Country: Australia
  • Volume: 24
  • Issue: 1

Words of our leaders ideas of our nation: Selected speeches and writings in Nigerian history

  • Authors: GEO-JAJA, MACLEANS
  • Publication Date: 2020
  • Publication Type: Book, Edited
  • Publication Journal: Words of our leaders ideas of our nation: Selected speeches and writings in Nigerian history
  • Publisher: The New Nigerian Publishers
  • City: Kaduna
  • Country: Nigeria
  • ISBN: 978-7079-33-4

The Promise and Pitfalls of Development Aid: The Elusive Goal of Aid that Helps People to Help Themselves.

  • Authors: Geo-JaJa, MacLeans Anthony; MaMajhanovich, Suzzanne
  • Publication Date: 2017
  • Publication Type: Journal Article, Academic Journal
  • Publication Journal: World Studies in Education
  • Country: Australia
  • Volume: 18
  • Issue: 1

Human Rights in Development Aid for STEM Education in Nigerian Languages

  • Authors: Geo-JaJa, MacLeans
  • Publication Date: 2015
  • Publication Type: Book, Chapter/ Section in Scholarly Book
  • Publication Journal: Human Rights in Language and STEM Education Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics
  • Publisher: Sense Publishers
  • City: Sense Publishers , Rotterdam
  • Country: The Netherlands

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

  • Authors: Geo-JaJa, MacLeans Anthony; Babaci-Wilhite,, Zhelia
  • Publication Date: 2014
  • Publication Type: Book, Chapter/ Section in Scholarly Book
  • Publication Journal: Giving Space to African Voices: Right in local languages and local curriculum.
  • Publisher: Sense Publishers
  • City: Rotterdam
  • Country: Germany

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

  • Authors: Geo-JaJa, Macleans; Babaci-Wilhite, Zhelia
  • Publication Date: 2014
  • Publication Type: Book, Chapter/ Section in Scholarly Book
  • Publication Journal: Intersection of Poverty, Class, and Schooling Global Perspectives on Economic Justice and Educational Equity,
  • Publisher: Information Age Publishing
  • City: North Carolina
  • Country: USA

ECONOMICS, AID AND EDUCATION: IMPLICATIONS FOR DEVELOPMENT

  • Authors: Geo-JaJa, MacLeans Anthony
  • Publication Date: 2013
  • Publication Type: Book, Chapter/ Section in Textbook
  • Publication Journal: ECONOMICS, AID AND EDUCATION: IMPLICATIONS FOR DEVELOPMENT
  • Publisher: Sense Publishers
  • City: Rotterdam
  • Country: Netherlands

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

  • Authors: Geo-JaJa, MacLeans Anthony
  • Publication Date: 2013
  • Publication Type: Book, Chapter/ Section in Textbook
  • Publication Journal: Economics, Aid and Education
  • Publisher: Sense Publishers
  • City: Rotterdam
  • Country: Netherlands

Education, Economics and Sustainable Development

  • Authors: Geo-JaJa, MacLeans Anthony
  • Publication Date: 2013
  • Publication Type: Book, Edited
  • Publication Journal: Education, Economics and Sustainable Development
  • Publisher: Sense Publishers
  • City: Rotterdam
  • Country: Netherlands.

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

  • Authors: Geo-JaJa, MacLeans Anthony
  • Publication Date: 2013
  • Publication Type: Journal Article, Academic Journal
  • Publication Journal: International Journal of Social Economics
  • Volume: 48
  • Issue: 8

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

  • Authors: Geo-JaJa, MacLeans Anthony; Geo-JaJa, MacLeans Anthony; Lou, S.
  • Publication Date: 2012
  • Publication Type: Journal Article, Academic Journal
  • Publication Journal: World Studies in Education Journal
  • Publisher: James Nicholus
  • City: Australia
  • Country: Australia
  • Volume: 13
  • Issue: 1

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

  • Authors: Geo-JaJa, MacLeans Anthony; Geo-JaJa, MacLeans Anthony; Vuzo,
  • Publication Date: 2012
  • Publication Type: Book, Chapter/ Section in Scholarly Book
  • Publication Journal: Globalization, international education policy, and local policy formation.
  • Publisher: Springer

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

  • Authors: Geo-JaJa, MacLeans Anthony
  • Publication Date: 2012
  • Publication Type: Journal Article, Academic Journal
  • Publication Journal: International Review of Education
  • Publisher: UNESCO
  • City: Hamberg
  • Country: German
  • Volume: DOI: 10.1007/s11159-012-9311-7

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

  • Authors: Geo-JaJa, MacLeans Anthony
  • Publication Date: 2011
  • Publication Type: Journal Article, Academic Journal
  • Publication Journal: Education and Development(PED)-Journal.
  • City: Dar es Salaam
  • Country: Tanzania
  • Volume: 30

Trapped in Resettlement: What Integration for the Refugees in Utah?

  • Authors: Geo-JaJa, MacLeans Anthony
  • Publication Date: 2010
  • Publication Type: Book, Chapter/ Section in Scholarly Book
  • Publication Journal: Migration in the 21st century rights, outcomes, and policy
  • Publisher: Routledge Publishers .

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

  • Authors: Geo-JaJa, MacLeans Anthony; Azaiki, Steve
  • Publication Date: 2010
  • Publication Type: Book, Chapter/ Section in Scholarly Book
  • Publication Journal: The Politics of Education Reforms: Globalization, Comparative Education and Policy Research
  • Publisher: Springer Publishers
  • City: Dordrecht, Germany
  • Country: Germany

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

  • Authors: Geo-JaJa, MacLeans Anthony; Zajda, Joseph
  • Publication Date: 2010
  • Publication Type: Book, Edited
  • Publication Journal: The Politics of Education Reforms: Globalization, Comparative Education and Policy Research
  • Publisher: Springer Publishers
  • City: Dordrecht
  • Country: Germany

Policy, Politics and economics in comparative Education

  • Authors: Geo-JaJa, MacLeans Anthony; Majhanovich, Suzanna
  • Publication Date: 2010
  • Publication Type: Book, Edited
  • Publication Journal: Policy, Politics and economics in comparative Education
  • Publisher: Sense Publishers
  • City: Rotterdam
  • Country: Germany

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

  • Authors: Geo-JaJa, MacLeans Anthony
  • Publication Date: 2010
  • Publication Type: Book, Chapter/ Section in Scholarly Book
  • Publication Journal: Papers in Memory of David N. Wilson: Clamouring for a Better World.
  • Publisher: Sense Publishers.
  • City: Rotterdam
  • Country: Germany

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,

  • Authors: Geo-JaJa, MacLeans Anthony; Azaiki, Steve
  • Publication Date: 2010
  • Publication Type: Book, Chapter/ Section in Scholarly Book
  • Publication Journal: Policy, Politics and Economics in Comparative Education
  • Publisher: Sense Publishers.
  • City: Rotterdam
  • Country: Germany

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

  • Authors: Geo-JaJa, MacLeans Anthony
  • Publication Date: 2010
  • Publication Type: Book, Chapter/ Section in Scholarly Book
  • Publication Journal: Gender the Sate and Different Environmental Places: Perspectives from Developing Countries in Africa and Asia
  • Publisher: Ghana University Press
  • City: Accra
  • Country: Ghana