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Olaiya Aina
Faculty

Charter College of Education
Department of Curriculum & Instruction

Office: KHA2050
Phone: 323-343-6163
Fax: 323-343-5458
E-mail: oaina@calstatela.edu

Office Hours
Monday 2-4PM 
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Thursday 2-4PM 
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INTRODUCTION

A Nigerian born scholar, schooled at the University of Ibadan (The Premier University-GREAT UI) and at the University of Alberta, Edmonton, Canada. Olaiya obtained his Ph.D. in Early Childhood Education at the University of Alberta, Edmonton, Canada. Ola taught for nine years at the College of Charleston, SC. He is presently a Professor of Early Childhood Education at Cal State LA. He taught at different levels from Kindergarten to Grade 12 both in Nigeria and in Canada.

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TEACHING INTERESTS

He is currently teaching courses in early childhood education, and also serves as a consultant with both public and private schools.

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RESEARCH

“The Beginning Teachers: Exploring their Successes, Struggles, Challenges, and the Contextual Factors Influencing Their Work.” This study will increase understanding of how first-year teachers interpret and make decisions of their teaching world. It will give new teachers insight on how to mentally prepare themselves and gain insight into their professional growth and development.

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PUBLICATIONS AND PRESENTATIONS-SEE MY CV FOR CURRENT PUBLICATIONS
Title Date
Bartel, V. & Aina, E. O. Highly qualified according to whom: Exploring class, race, and SES in relation to the quality of early childhood education a child receives. Journal of Early Childhood Education and Family Review. 2004
Aina, E. O. (2002, July). Working toward access and equity in early childhood programs in Nigeria. Journal of Interdisciplinary Education, Vol.5, No. 1, Summer 2002, 127-134. 2002

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EDUCATIONAL BACKGROUND

Ph.D Early Childhood Education 1996

  • University of Alberta
    Edmonton, Canada

M.Ed. Early Childhood Education 1990

  • University of Ibadan
    Ibadan, Nigeria

B.Ed. ECE/Elem 1989

  • University of Ibadan
    Ibadan, Nigeria

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COURSE LISTING
Course Course Title Reading Materials
EDEL 461- Curriculum & Material in ECE Documents
EDEL 466- Cultural Diversity in ECE Documents
EDEL 467- School-Family- Community Partnerships Documents
EDEL 563- Issues and Trends Documents
ULRN 462- Role of Play Documents
EDEL 560- Design and Management in Early Childhood Public School Program Documents
EDEL 596 Comps Documents Documents
EDEL 564- Advanced Methodologies in Early Childhood Education Documents

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