Stephen Bolaji

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Stephen Bolaji teaches undergraduate and graduate programs in the College of Education, Charles Darwin University. He had his education qualifications from two continents (Nigeria- Africa and Australia). Prior to joining CDU, he was a lecturer at the Department of Educational Foundations, University of Lagos, Nigeria. In 2009, Stephen won the highly competitive International Endeavor Scholarship to complete a second doctoral research study titled: Intent to Action: Overcoming Barriers to Universal Basic Education Policy Implementation in Nigeria, Edith Cowan University, Western Australia.  Stephen’s research interest is in Policy, Philosophy, Comparative, Sociology, History, Community Studies and Global Education. He is a qualitative researcher and well- grounded in using a range of qualitative instruments in collecting data for research projects. He derives satisfaction in guiding students through their teaching and research undertakings. Stephen enjoys golfing, teaching and conducting research.

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Research Output 2007 2017

  • 3 Article
  • 2 Chapter
  • 1 Conference Paper published in Proceedings

Deregulation of higher education in Nigeria: A call for restraint

Noah, A. O. K., Oni, A. A. & Bolaji, S. D., 2017, Innovating University Education: Issues in Contemporary African Higher Education. Ssempebwa, J., Neema-Abooki, P. & Musaazi, J. C. S. (eds.). African Books Collective, p. 51-57 7 p.

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The perils of bureaucratic complexity: Education for all in Nigeria

Bolaji, S., Campbell-Evans, G. & Gray, J., 10 Jan 2017, In : International Journal of Educational Administration and Policy Studies. 9, 1, p. 1-9 9 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

Open Access
basic education
document analysis

Universal basic education policy implementation in Nigeria

Bolaji, S. D., Campbell-Evans, G. & Gray, J., 2016, In : KEDI Journal of Educational Policy. 13, 2, p. 137-158 22 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

Open Access
basic education
policy implementation

Why Do Policies Fail in Nigeria?

Bolaji, S., Gray, J. & Campbell-Evans, G., Nov 2015, In : Journal of Education and Social Policy. 2, 5, p. 57-66 10 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearch

public policy
basic education
national development

Curbing the Unethical Practice in Teaching Profession

Bolaji, S., 30 Sep 2013, Challenges and Prospects in African Education Systems. Oni, S. (ed.). Bloomington-Illinois: Trafford Publishing, p. 161-169 9 p.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapterResearchpeer-review