School of Education Educational Administration

Mejai Bola Mike Avoseh

Mejai Bola Mike Avoseh
Associate Professor
Educational Administration: Educational Administration, School of Education
UED Delzell Education Center 201 D
Phone: 605-677-5812
Bio:
Dr. Avoseh has taught at different levels of education in Nigeria, Namibia and the United States. He has presented and published widely in different areas of adult and higher education.
Teaching Interests:
Adult education, Comparative/International/multi-cultural education & Indigenous pedagogy.
Research Interests:
Adult education, Comparative/International education & diversity/multi-cultural education.
Education:
  • BA, Philosophy, University of Ibadan,
  • MS, Educational Leadership & Administration, The College of St. Rose,
  • Postgraduate Diploma in Education (PGDE), Teacher Education, University of Ibadan,
  • Ph D, Adult Education, University of Ibadan,
  • MA, Philosophy, University of Ibadan, 1984
Grants:
  • Fall 2011 CTL/MCI Grants, Center for Teaching and Learning
  • CTL Teaching and Learning Grant, USD, (2009 - 2009)
  • Bush Grant, USD/CTL, (2009 - 2009)
  • Center for Academic Engagement Grant , USD, (2008 - 2008)
  • CTL/Bush Grant , USD, (2007)
Publications:
  • Avoseh, M., Hanson, E., Multiracialism and Diversity Support: A Study of Perceptions in Small U.S. Colleges, Journal of multiculturalism in Higher Education .
  • Avoseh, M., (2013), Avoseh, M.B.M. (2013). Proverbs as Theoretical frameworks for lifelong learning in indigenous African education. , Adult Education Quarterly, 63 (3), 236-250, DOI: 10.1177/0741713612462601. Published by Sage & AAACE (http://www.aaace.org/)., vol. 63, iss. 03, pp. 236-250.
  • Avoseh, M., Sustaining Empowering Education in the 21st Century through Indigenous Pedagogies, International Council on Education for Teaching (ICET)..
  • Avoseh, M., (2012), Why my sister did not go to “school” and its lessons for inequities and future agenda., UN Women and UNICEF global thematic consultation on Addressing Inequalities in the Post-2015 Development Agenda, iss. http://www.worldwewant2015.org/node/290901, p. 12.
  • Avoseh, M., (2012), Religious Rites and Celebrations as Frameworks for Lifelong Learning in Traditional Africa, Commission for International Adult Education (CIAE) of the AAACE , pp. 5-11.
  • Avoseh, M., (2012), The Freirean “Andragogy” and Orality in indigenous African education: A framework for comparative education, International Society for Comparative Adult Education (ISCAE) , pp. 51-56.
  • Avoseh, M., Proverbs as Theoretical frameworks for lifelong learning in indigenous African education., Adult Education Quarterly.
  • Avoseh, M., , (2012), A traditional African perspective of blended learning. , IGI Global , pp. 15-28.
  • Avoseh, M., , (2011), The Challenges of Raising an Ideal African Family in America, Proceedings of the Commission for International Adult Education (CIAE) of the American Association for Adult and Continuing Education (AAACE), pp. 8-14.
  • Avoseh, M., (2011), Proverbs as Foundation of Lifelong Learning in Indigenous African Education, Proceedings of the Commission for International Adult Education (CIAE) of the American Association for Adult and Continuing Education (AAACE), pp. 15-23.
  • Avoseh, M., (2011), Informal community learning in traditional Africa, Routledge, pp. 35 - 48 .
  • Avoseh, M., (2010), Adult Educational and Moral Powers of Women in Indigenous Africa, American iation for Adult and Continuing Education., pp. pp. 9-14.
  • Avoseh, M., (2009), Adult Education and Religious Literacy, Akademickie Towarzystwo Andragogiczne, pp. 283-293.
  • Avoseh, M., (2009), Paulo Freire's Humanism and the Challenges of 21 st Century Adult Education, Akademickie Towarzystwo Andragogiczne.
  • Avoseh, M., (2009), Paulo Freire’s Conscientization and the Challenges of 21st Century Adult Education, Commission on International Adult Education (CIAE) of AAACE International , pp. 1-6.
  • Avoseh, M., (2009), A Cross-cultural Analysis of Fighting Poverty through Education and Participatory Development, International Journal of Case Method Research & Application, vol. XXI, iss. 1, pp. 10-18.
  • Avoseh, M., (2009), Adult education for rural revitalization in South Dakota, Community Education Journal, vol. XL, iss. 3, pp. 37-40.
  • Avoseh, M., Morrison, M., Gosmire, D., Van Osdel, J., Indigenous Ways and a Holistic Education Approach to Green Revolution.
  • Avoseh, M., (2008), A comparative review of lifelong learning in traditional African and Native American indigenous education, Peter Lang, pp. 191-202.
  • Avoseh, M., (2008), Using adult education methods to engender closer connections between ESL teachers and learners, Dakota TESL Newsletter, pp. 5-6.
  • Avoseh, M., (2008), School executives and the challenges of diversity in relationships, Texas Council of Women School Executives (TCWSE) Monograph, pp. 149-155.
  • Avoseh, M., (2008), A comparison of participation in adult education and learning across two ‘worlds’, Standing Conference on University Teaching and Research in Education of Adults (SCUTREA, pp. 51-57.
  • Avoseh, M., (2008), Values and informal education: From indigenous Africa to 21st century Vermillion, 49th Annual Adult Education Research Conference (AERC), , pp. 51-57.
  • Avoseh, M., (2008), Student Government and 'Volante' should challenge rumors, The Volante.
  • Avoseh, M., (2007), Andragogy in second grade: Reflections of an adult educator in elementary education, The New York Journal of Adult Learning, vol. 5, iss. 2, pp. 19-27.
  • Avoseh, M., (2007), The symmetrical relationship between learning and communities in traditional Africa, Standing Conference on University Teaching and Research in Education of Adults (SCUTREA.
  • Avoseh, M., (2006), The United States’ ‘No Child Left Behind Act’ and its implications for widening access to education , Springer, pp. 227-244.
  • , L., Avoseh, M., , (2006), A Comparison of Paradigm Shifts in Continuing Education Programs and Practices at a Selected University in Taiwan and a University in the United States, Commission on International Adult Education (CIAE) of AAACE, pp. 80-87.
  • Avoseh, M., (2006), Adult Education and Religious Literacy, Commission on International Adult Education (CIAE) of AAACE, pp. 1-7.
  • Avoseh, M., (2006), Without Genealogy: A Search for the Unwritten History of Adult Education in Traditional Africa, 11th International Conference on the History of Adult Education, pp. 1-12.
  • Avoseh, M., Gosmire, D., Morrison, M., Van Osdel, J., , (2005), Paulo Freire and the Jigsaw Puzzles of Online Education , Beyond Boundaries: Integrating Technology into Teaching and Learning .
  • Avoseh, M., (2005), The Power of Voice: An Analysis of Dialogue as a Method in both Elementary and Adult Education, International Journal of Case Method Research and Application -, vol. XVII, iss. 3, pp. 374-384..
Awards and Honors:
  • Vice-President and Board Member, Transnational Education and Learning Society (TELS)
  • President and Chair of Board, Dakota TESL, 2013
  • Nominee, Belbas-Larson Award for Excellence in Teaching, USD, 2013
  • Received the J. William Fulbright Scholars Award for U.S. Scholars, United States Department of State, 2013
  • President-Elect, Dakota Teachers of English as a Second Language - Dakota TESL, 2012
  • Nominee, Belbas-Larson Award for Excellence in Teaching, USD, 2012
  • Nominee, Belbas-Larson Award for Excellence in Teaching, USD, 2010
  • Nominee, Belbas-Larson Award for Excellence in Teaching, USD, 2008
  • Nominee, Belbas-Larson Award for Excellence in Teaching, USD, 2007
  • Special Mention for Literacy Research, UNESCO, 1992