DR. BABALOLA Adejoke Clara
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Dr A.C. Babalola is a senior lecturer in the Department of Adult Education and Lifelong Learning, Faculty of Education, Obafemi Awolowo University with over 12 years of work experience. Dr Babalola belongs to professional bodies such as The Nigeria National Council for Adult Education (NNCAE), Teachers Registration Council of Nigeria (TRCN). She has served as resource person at different level. Such as at the UBEC/SUBEB Cluster Training Model for teachers’ Professional Development. She also was resource person at UBEC/SUBEB Cluster Training Model for teachers Professional Development. She was resource person at the training for senior local government officials at the local government civil service commission. Dr Babalola was core resource person for the Education Programmes of Women against Rape, Sexual Violence and Sexual Exploitation (WARSHE) and engaged in intensive training workshop and clinics on the prevention of sexual violence and abuse, reproductive health and rights, the menace of rape: The Professional Perspectives for students at secondary and tertiary institutions in Ondo, Ogun, Oyo and Ekiti Osun States.
Dr A.C. Babalola’s research interests includes the area of adult learning and women issues. Her research has contributed to knowledge on issues that affect women in different contexts and settings in relation to their health, educational attainment, decision making, socio-cultural beliefs and adult education generally. In some of my publications she has explored how literacy and educational empowerment issues have affected rural women who are situated within a patriarchal social system; their participation in issues that affect their lives, families and their community generally. Also, Dr Babalola has worked on the area of women’s participation in their own development, the relationship between literacy and women’s decision making on health, the effect of literacy on women and their participation in politics, especially on women and family issues and in the community at large. Dr Babalola’s research has shown inter-connectedness of literacy, empowerment, and different issues that affect women in the area of social capital. Specifically, some of my publications have interrogated how social capital affects women’s participation in community development, especially how women use their relationships to influence and promote community development efforts generally, and how the learning that comes from their bonding has positively influenced community development activities in their areas.
In another vein, Dr Babalola has through her work engaged in several advocacy projects aimed at empowering and making life a better place for the citizens, especially women, children and the vulnerable groups with low level of education. For instance, in one of her papers, Dr Babalola discussed the level of awareness of road users to traffic rules and regulations, and in another she raised the consciousness on the need to understand and utilise adult learners’ socio-cultural climate in community education. Dr Babalola equally beamed a searchlight on the situation and challenges brought about by the introduction of technology in results processing for university academics. Her work has also advocated the need to improve, strengthen and enhance policy relevance for technical and vocational education and training (TVET) which are essential to equipping the youths and adults alike with the skills required for employment to reduce poverty and all other problems that come with it.
DR A.C. BABALOLA’S PUBLICATIONS
- Babalola, A. C. (2004) “Functional Communication as a Factor in Self Help Development Project among Adults in Osun State, Nigeria (1985-1999)”. An Unpublished Master’s Thesis submitted to the Department of Adult Education and Lifelong Learning, Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife.
- Babalola, A.C., Obilade, O. O., & Babalola, E. T. (2006). The Place of Functional Communication in Self-Help Development Projects among Adults in Osun State, Nigeria (1985-1999). Ghana Journal of Literacy and Adult Education, 3(1), 131-141 (Ghana).
- Akande, J.O., Babalola, A.C., & Aboderin, A.M. (2008). Understanding and utilizing adult learners’ socio-cultural climate: A lesson for adult and community educators in Nigeria. International Journal of Literacy Education, 5(1), 125-132. Domiciled in the Department of Adult Education, University of Ibadan (Nigeria).
- Akande, J.O., Babalola, A.C., & Aboderin, A.M. (2009). Patriarchy and rural women participation in basic literacy education in Nigeria: Implications for adult counselling services. In E. R. I. Afolabi, B. I. Popoola & O. O Ojo (Eds.), Readings in education for national development, (pp.53-62). Ile-Ife: Department of Educational Foundations and Counselling, Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife (Nigeria).
- Babalola, A. C. (2014) “Effect of Literacy Education and Social Capital on Rural Women’s Involvement in Community Development in Southwestern Nigeria”. An Unpublished PhD Thesis submitted to the Department of Adult Education and Lifelong Learning, Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife.
- Babalola, A. C. (2015). Social capital and community development: a nexus for women informal learning. In O. Mejiuni, P. Cranton, & O. Taiwo (Eds.), Measuring and analysing informal learning in the digital age (pp.153-168). Hershey, PA: IGI- Global. DOI: 10.4018/978-14666-8265-8.ch011 (USA).
- Babalola, A. C. (2016). Literacy and decision making on health issues among married women in south-west Nigeria. In V. C. Wang (Eds.), Handbook of research on advancing health education through technology (pp. 191-212). Hershey, PA: IGI Global. DOI: 10.4018/978-1-4666-9494-1ch009 (USA).
- Babalola, A. C. & Aboderin, A.M. (2016). An assessment of the level of awareness of road users to traffic rules and regulations on Nigerian roads: Imperative for literacy citizenship education in Nigeria. In U. Fwatshak, (Ed.), Contemporary Nigeria: Transitional agencies of change (pp209-235), Austin: Pan- African University Press (USA).
- Babalola A. C. (2017) Gender inequality, educational level, socio-cultural beliefs and women’s political participation in Osun State Nigeria. International Journal of Educational Management (IJEM), 15(1) 120-134. Domiciled in Department of Educational Management, University of Ilorin. (Nigeria).
- Babalola A.C. (2018). An appraisal of women empowerment programmes by adult education departments in two local government areas in Osun State, Nigeria. Voices in Education: Journal of Bermuda College, 4, 31-37 (Bermuda).
- Babalola, A.C., & Femi-Aderinto, A. M. (2018). E-literacy: new technologies, academics and administrative responsibilities in Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife. Ife Journal of Theory and Research in Education, 19 (2), 101-112. Domiciled in Institute of Education, Obafemi Awolowo University (Nigeria).
- Babalola A. C. (2018). Breast cancer awareness programmes among women in Ife Central Local Government Area of Osun State. Ife Journal of Theory and Research in Education, 19 (2), 152-165. Domiciled in Institute of Education, Obafemi Awolowo University (Nigeria).
- Babalola A. C. (2018). Literacy level, decision making, rural women and community development in Southwestern Nigeria. Nigerian Journal of Empirical Study in Psychology and Education (NJESPE), 20 (1), 196-236.Domiciled in Department of Educational Psychology, Guidance and Counseling, Faculty of Education, University of Port Harcourt (Nigeria).
- Ojokheta, K.O. & Babalola A. C. (2018). Designing Action Framework for Implementing Technical-Vocational Education and Training Targets of Education 2030 Agenda in Nigeria. Nigerian Journal of Empirical Study in Psychology and Education (NJESPE), 20 (1), 237-254. Domiciled in Department of Educational Psychology, Guidance and Counseling, Faculty of Education, University of Port Harcourt (Nigeria).
- Babalola A. C. & Akinsooto T. A. (2018) Community development associations in community development practice: adult education and lifelong learning to the rescue. International Journal of Educational Management (IJEM), 16 (1), 94-106. Domiciled in Department of Educational Management, University of Ilorin. (Nigeria).