Professor Ellen Boeren

  • Professor of Education (Education)

Biography

Professor of Adult Education

I joined the University of Glasgow on the 1st of July 2019. Before that, I worked at the University of Edinburgh for 7 years and 2 months. I hold a PhD in Educational Sciences from the Katholieke Universiteit Leuven in Belgium.

I specialise in adult education and lifelong learning and have considerable experience in working with large international organisations. I undertook a prestigious Thomas J. Alexander fellowship with the OECD, co-edited the Fourth Global Report on Adult Learning and Education with UNESCO Institute of Lifelong Learning and worked as a consultant for the European Commission. I also led the Scottish team within the EUR 2.5 million Horizon 2020 project ENLIVEN 'Encouraging Lifelong Learning for an Inclusive and Vibrant Europe'.

My publications include my monograph 'Lifelong Learning Participation in a Changing Policy Context: an Interdisciplinary Theory' for which I won the 2017 Cyril O. Houle Award for Outstanding Contribution to the Adult Education Literature. I served as Chair of the Standing Conference for University Teaching and Research in the Education of Adults from 2014 - 2017 and am currently one of the editors of the high profile journal 'Adult Education Quarterly'.

Publications

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2020

Stopforth, S., Gayle, V. and Boeren, E. (2020) Parental social class and school GCSE outcomes: two decades of evidence from UK household panel surveys. Contemporary Social Science, (doi: 10.1080/21582041.2020.1792967) (Early Online Publication)

Clancy, S., Holford, J. and Boeren, E. (2020) The response of the United Kingdom (England and Scotland) to Youth Guarantee. In: Milana, M., Klatt, G. and Vatrella, S. (eds.) Europe's Lifelong Learning Markets, Governance and Policy: Using an Instruments Approach. Series: Palgrave studies in adult education and lifelong learning. Palgrave Macmillan: Cham, pp. 393-417. ISBN 9783030380687 (doi:10.1007/978-3-030-38069-4_17)

Roopnarine, R. and Boeren, E. (2020) Applying the Readiness for Interprofessional Learning Scale (RIPLS) to medical, veterinary and dual degree Master of Public Health (MPH) students at a private medical institution. PLoS ONE, 15(6), e0234462. (doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0234462) (PMID:32525910) (PMCID:PMC7289424)

Boeren, E. , Mackie, A. and Riddell, S. (2020) Employability pathways for young adults: lived experiences of learners and practitioners in Youth Guarantee programmes. International Journal of Lifelong Education, 39(1), pp. 119-131. (doi: 10.1080/02601370.2020.1728405)

2019

Boeren, E. (2019) Quantitative research in research on the education and learning of adults. In: Fejes, A. and Nylander, E. (eds.) Mapping out the Research Field of Adult Education and Learning. Series: Lifelong learning book series (24). Springer: Cham, pp. 139-155. ISBN 9783030109455 (doi:10.1007/978-3-030-10946-2_8)

Boeren, E. (2019) Understanding Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) 4 on “quality education” from micro, meso and macro perspectives. International Review of Education, 65(2), pp. 277-294. (doi: 10.1007/s11159-019-09772-7)

Iñiguez-Berrozpe, T. and Boeren, E. (2019) Twenty-first century skills for all: adults and problem solving in technology rich environments. Technology, Knowledge and Learning, (doi: 10.1007/s10758-019-09403-y) (Early Online Publication)

Mackie, A., Boeren, E. and Riddell, S. (2019) CREID Briefing 41: Post-School Education and Training for Young People on the Social Margins. Project Report. Centre for Research in Education Inclusion and Diversity (CREID), University of Edinburgh, Edinburgh.

Boeren, E. and James, N. (Eds.) (2019) Being an Adult Learner in Austere Times: Exploring the Contexts of Higher, Further and Community Education. Palgrave Macmillan: Cham. ISBN 9783319972077

Boeren, E. (2019) Being an adult learner in Europe and the UK: persisting inequalities and the role of the welfare state. In: Boeren, E. and James, N. (eds.) Being an Adult Learner in Austere Times: Exploring the Contexts of Higher, Further and Community Education. Palgrave Macmillan: Cham, pp. 21-45. ISBN 9783319972077 (doi:10.1007/978-3-319-97208-4_2)

Boeren, E. and James, N. (2019) Conclusions and recommendations. In: Boeren, E. and James, N. (eds.) Being an Adult Learner in Austere Times: Exploring the Contexts of Higher, Further and Community Education. Palgrave Macmillan: Cham, pp. 199-210. ISBN 9783319972077 (doi:10.1007/978-3-319-97208-4_9)

James, N. and Boeren, E. (2019) Adult education in austere times: an introduction. In: Boeren, E. and James, N. (eds.) Being an Adult Learner in Austere Times: Exploring the Contexts of Higher, Further and Community Education. Palgrave Macmillan: Cham, pp. 1-19. ISBN 9783319972077 (doi:10.1007/978-3-319-97208-4_1)

Boeren, E. (2019) Foreign-born adults’ participation in educational activities: evidence from Europe. European Education, 51(2), pp. 127-146. (doi: 10.1080/10564934.2018.1520600)

2018

Boeren, E. (2018) Cross-sectional and longitudinal surveys. In: Hamilton, L. and Ravenscroft, J. (eds.) Building Research Design in Education: Theoretically Informed Advanced Methods. Bloomsbury Academic: London ; New York, pp. 29-48. ISBN 9781350019508

Boeren, E. (2018) Foreward. In: Wang, V. X. (ed.) Critical Theory and Transformative Learning. IGI Global: Hershey, PA, xvi-xvii. ISBN 9781522560869

Boeren, E. (2018) International and comparative research design. In: Hamilton, L. and Ravenscroft, J. (eds.) Building Research Design in Education: Theoretically Informed Advanced Methods. Bloomsbury Academic: London ; New York, pp. 131-150. ISBN 9781350019508

Boeren, E. and James, N. (Eds.) (2018) Advancing Theory and Research in Widening Participation. Routledge: London ; New York. ISBN 9781138493315

Boeren, E. (2018) The methodological underdog: a review of quantitative research in the key adult education journals. Adult Education Quarterly, 68(1), pp. 63-79. (doi: 10.1177/0741713617739347)

Crowther, J., Boeren, E. and Mackie, A. (2018) Yes or No? Older people, politics and the Scottish Referendum in 2014. Research on Ageing and Social Policy, 6(1), pp. 1-25. (doi: 10.17583/rasp.2018.3095)

Whittaker, S. and Boeren, E. (2018) CREID Briefing 38: An overview of provision in Scotland in seven types of education for adults. Project Report. Centre for Research in Education Inclusion and Diversity (CREID), University of Edinburgh, Edinburgh.

Boeren, E. and Whittaker, S. (2018) A typology of education and training provisions for low educated adults: categories and definitions. Studies in the Education of Adults, 50(1), pp. 4-18. (doi: 10.1080/02660830.2018.1520017)

2017

Boeren, E. (2017) Key terms in comparative education. Project Report. University of Edinburgh.

Boeren, E. (2017) Researching lifelong learning participation through an interdisciplinary lens. International Journal of Research and Method in Education, 40(3), pp. 299-310. (doi: 10.1080/1743727X.2017.1287893)

Boeren, E. (2017) Understanding adult lifelong learning participation as a layered problem. Studies in Continuing Education, 39(2), pp. 161-175. (doi: 10.1080/0158037X.2017.1310096)

Boeren, E. and James, N. (2017) Special Issue: advancing theory and research in widening participation. Studies in Continuing Education, 39(2), pp. 117-119. (doi: 10.1080/0158037X.2017.1318540)

2016

Boeren, E. (2016) The blended learning environment in higher education: the tutor and student perspective. In: Blended Learning: Concepts, Methodologies, Tools, and Applications. IGI Global Editions: Hershey, PA, pp. 252-270. ISBN 9781522507833 (doi:10.4018/978-1-5225-0783-3.ch012)

Boeren, E. (2016) Lifelong Learning Participation as an Interdisciplinary Theory. In: 45th SCUTREA Conference: Adult Education in Austere Times, Leicester, UK, 05-07 Jul 2016, pp. 48-54.

Bhakta, D. and Boeren, E. (2016) Training needs of early career researchers in research-intensive universities. International Journal for Researcher Development, 7(1), pp. 84-102. (doi: 10.1108/IJRD-06-2015-0017)

Boeren, E. and Holford, J. (2016) Vocationalism varies (a lot): a 12-country multivariate analysis of participation in formal adult learning. Adult Education Quarterly, 66(2), pp. 120-142. (doi: 10.1177/0741713615624207)

Boeren, E. (2016) Lifelong Learning Participation in a Changing Policy Context. Palgrave Macmillan: London. ISBN 9781349684236 (doi:10.1057/9781137441836)

2015

Boeren, E. (2015) The blended learning environment in higher education: the tutor and student perspective. In: Wang, V. X. (ed.) Handbook of Research on Learning Outcomes and Opportunities in the Digital Age. IGI Global Editions: Hershey, PA, pp. 180-197. ISBN 9781466695771 (doi:10.4018/978-1-4666-9577-1.ch008)

Boeren, E. , Lokhtina-Antoniou, I., Sakurai, Y., Herman, C. and McAlpine, L. (2015) Mentoring: a review of early career researcher studies. Frontline Learning Research, 3(3), pp. 68-80. (doi: 10.14786/flr.v3i3.186)

Boeren, E. (2015) Non-Participants With and Without Learning Intentions: How do they Differ? SCUTREA Annual Conference, Leeds, UK, 07-09 Jul 2015.

2014

Boeren, E. (2014) Surveys as tools to measure qualitative and quantitative data. In: Wang, V. X. (ed.) Handbook of Research on Scholarly Publishing and Research Methods. IGI Global Editions: Hershey, PA, pp. 415-434. ISBN 9781466674097 (doi:10.4018/978-1-4666-7409-7.ch021)

Weedon, E., Boeren, E. , Edward, S. and Riddell, S. (2014) CREID Briefing 31: Widening Access to Higher Education: Does Anyone Know What Works? Project Report. Centre for Research in Education Inclusion and Diversity (CREID), University of Edinburgh, Edinburgh.

Boeren, E. (2014) Evidence-based policy-making: the usability of the Eurostat Adult Education Survey. International Journal of Lifelong Education, 33(3), pp. 275-289. (doi: 10.1080/02601370.2014.891887)

2012

Boeren, E. , Nicaise, I. and Baert, H. (2012) Adult learners' satisfaction and its relation to characteristics of the individual and the educational institution. Pedagogies: An International Journal, 7(2), pp. 132-149. (doi: 10.1080/1554480X.2012.655887)

Boeren, E. , Holford, J., Nicaise, I. and Baert, H. (2012) Why do adults learn? Developing a motivational typology across 12 European countries. Globalisation, Societies and Education, 10(2), pp. 247-269. (doi: 10.1080/14767724.2012.678764)

2011

Boeren, E. (2011) Gender differences in formal, non-formal and informal adult learning. Studies in Continuing Education, 33(3), pp. 333-346. (doi: 10.1080/0158037X.2011.610301)

Boeren, E. (2011) Participation in adult education: Attitude and barriers. US-China Education Review A, 1(3), pp. 369-382.

Boeren, E. (2011) Profiles and motives of adults in Flemish continuing higher education. European Journal of Higher Education, 1(2-3), pp. 179-191. (doi: 10.1080/21568235.2011.629488)

2010

Boeren, E. (2010) Profielen en motieven van de cursisten in de Centra voor Volwassenenonderwijs. School en Samenleving, 24, pp. 113-128.

Boeren, E. , Nicaise, I. and Baert, H. (2010) Theoretical models of participation in adult education: the need for an integrated model. International Journal of Lifelong Education, 29(1), pp. 45-61. (doi: 10.1080/02601370903471270)

2009

Boeren, E. (2009) Adult education participation: The Matthew principle. Filosofija, sociologija, 20(2), pp. 154-161.

Boeren, E. (2009) Deelname aan het volwassenenonderwijs: Wat zijn belemmerende factoren. Gids sociaal-cultureel en educatief werk, 54(1), pp. 149-164.

2008

Boeren, E. (2008) Een nieuw decreet voor volwassenenonderwijs. School en Samenleving, 19, pp. 1-16.

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Number of items: 46.

Articles

Stopforth, S., Gayle, V. and Boeren, E. (2020) Parental social class and school GCSE outcomes: two decades of evidence from UK household panel surveys. Contemporary Social Science, (doi: 10.1080/21582041.2020.1792967) (Early Online Publication)

Roopnarine, R. and Boeren, E. (2020) Applying the Readiness for Interprofessional Learning Scale (RIPLS) to medical, veterinary and dual degree Master of Public Health (MPH) students at a private medical institution. PLoS ONE, 15(6), e0234462. (doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0234462) (PMID:32525910) (PMCID:PMC7289424)

Boeren, E. , Mackie, A. and Riddell, S. (2020) Employability pathways for young adults: lived experiences of learners and practitioners in Youth Guarantee programmes. International Journal of Lifelong Education, 39(1), pp. 119-131. (doi: 10.1080/02601370.2020.1728405)

Boeren, E. (2019) Understanding Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) 4 on “quality education” from micro, meso and macro perspectives. International Review of Education, 65(2), pp. 277-294. (doi: 10.1007/s11159-019-09772-7)

Iñiguez-Berrozpe, T. and Boeren, E. (2019) Twenty-first century skills for all: adults and problem solving in technology rich environments. Technology, Knowledge and Learning, (doi: 10.1007/s10758-019-09403-y) (Early Online Publication)

Boeren, E. (2019) Foreign-born adults’ participation in educational activities: evidence from Europe. European Education, 51(2), pp. 127-146. (doi: 10.1080/10564934.2018.1520600)

Boeren, E. (2018) The methodological underdog: a review of quantitative research in the key adult education journals. Adult Education Quarterly, 68(1), pp. 63-79. (doi: 10.1177/0741713617739347)

Crowther, J., Boeren, E. and Mackie, A. (2018) Yes or No? Older people, politics and the Scottish Referendum in 2014. Research on Ageing and Social Policy, 6(1), pp. 1-25. (doi: 10.17583/rasp.2018.3095)

Boeren, E. and Whittaker, S. (2018) A typology of education and training provisions for low educated adults: categories and definitions. Studies in the Education of Adults, 50(1), pp. 4-18. (doi: 10.1080/02660830.2018.1520017)

Boeren, E. (2017) Researching lifelong learning participation through an interdisciplinary lens. International Journal of Research and Method in Education, 40(3), pp. 299-310. (doi: 10.1080/1743727X.2017.1287893)

Boeren, E. (2017) Understanding adult lifelong learning participation as a layered problem. Studies in Continuing Education, 39(2), pp. 161-175. (doi: 10.1080/0158037X.2017.1310096)

Boeren, E. and James, N. (2017) Special Issue: advancing theory and research in widening participation. Studies in Continuing Education, 39(2), pp. 117-119. (doi: 10.1080/0158037X.2017.1318540)

Bhakta, D. and Boeren, E. (2016) Training needs of early career researchers in research-intensive universities. International Journal for Researcher Development, 7(1), pp. 84-102. (doi: 10.1108/IJRD-06-2015-0017)

Boeren, E. and Holford, J. (2016) Vocationalism varies (a lot): a 12-country multivariate analysis of participation in formal adult learning. Adult Education Quarterly, 66(2), pp. 120-142. (doi: 10.1177/0741713615624207)

Boeren, E. , Lokhtina-Antoniou, I., Sakurai, Y., Herman, C. and McAlpine, L. (2015) Mentoring: a review of early career researcher studies. Frontline Learning Research, 3(3), pp. 68-80. (doi: 10.14786/flr.v3i3.186)

Boeren, E. (2014) Evidence-based policy-making: the usability of the Eurostat Adult Education Survey. International Journal of Lifelong Education, 33(3), pp. 275-289. (doi: 10.1080/02601370.2014.891887)

Boeren, E. , Nicaise, I. and Baert, H. (2012) Adult learners' satisfaction and its relation to characteristics of the individual and the educational institution. Pedagogies: An International Journal, 7(2), pp. 132-149. (doi: 10.1080/1554480X.2012.655887)

Boeren, E. , Holford, J., Nicaise, I. and Baert, H. (2012) Why do adults learn? Developing a motivational typology across 12 European countries. Globalisation, Societies and Education, 10(2), pp. 247-269. (doi: 10.1080/14767724.2012.678764)

Boeren, E. (2011) Gender differences in formal, non-formal and informal adult learning. Studies in Continuing Education, 33(3), pp. 333-346. (doi: 10.1080/0158037X.2011.610301)

Boeren, E. (2011) Participation in adult education: Attitude and barriers. US-China Education Review A, 1(3), pp. 369-382.

Boeren, E. (2011) Profiles and motives of adults in Flemish continuing higher education. European Journal of Higher Education, 1(2-3), pp. 179-191. (doi: 10.1080/21568235.2011.629488)

Boeren, E. (2010) Profielen en motieven van de cursisten in de Centra voor Volwassenenonderwijs. School en Samenleving, 24, pp. 113-128.

Boeren, E. , Nicaise, I. and Baert, H. (2010) Theoretical models of participation in adult education: the need for an integrated model. International Journal of Lifelong Education, 29(1), pp. 45-61. (doi: 10.1080/02601370903471270)

Boeren, E. (2009) Adult education participation: The Matthew principle. Filosofija, sociologija, 20(2), pp. 154-161.

Boeren, E. (2009) Deelname aan het volwassenenonderwijs: Wat zijn belemmerende factoren. Gids sociaal-cultureel en educatief werk, 54(1), pp. 149-164.

Boeren, E. (2008) Een nieuw decreet voor volwassenenonderwijs. School en Samenleving, 19, pp. 1-16.

Books

Boeren, E. (2016) Lifelong Learning Participation in a Changing Policy Context. Palgrave Macmillan: London. ISBN 9781349684236 (doi:10.1057/9781137441836)

Book Sections

Clancy, S., Holford, J. and Boeren, E. (2020) The response of the United Kingdom (England and Scotland) to Youth Guarantee. In: Milana, M., Klatt, G. and Vatrella, S. (eds.) Europe's Lifelong Learning Markets, Governance and Policy: Using an Instruments Approach. Series: Palgrave studies in adult education and lifelong learning. Palgrave Macmillan: Cham, pp. 393-417. ISBN 9783030380687 (doi:10.1007/978-3-030-38069-4_17)

Boeren, E. (2019) Quantitative research in research on the education and learning of adults. In: Fejes, A. and Nylander, E. (eds.) Mapping out the Research Field of Adult Education and Learning. Series: Lifelong learning book series (24). Springer: Cham, pp. 139-155. ISBN 9783030109455 (doi:10.1007/978-3-030-10946-2_8)

Boeren, E. (2019) Being an adult learner in Europe and the UK: persisting inequalities and the role of the welfare state. In: Boeren, E. and James, N. (eds.) Being an Adult Learner in Austere Times: Exploring the Contexts of Higher, Further and Community Education. Palgrave Macmillan: Cham, pp. 21-45. ISBN 9783319972077 (doi:10.1007/978-3-319-97208-4_2)

Boeren, E. and James, N. (2019) Conclusions and recommendations. In: Boeren, E. and James, N. (eds.) Being an Adult Learner in Austere Times: Exploring the Contexts of Higher, Further and Community Education. Palgrave Macmillan: Cham, pp. 199-210. ISBN 9783319972077 (doi:10.1007/978-3-319-97208-4_9)

James, N. and Boeren, E. (2019) Adult education in austere times: an introduction. In: Boeren, E. and James, N. (eds.) Being an Adult Learner in Austere Times: Exploring the Contexts of Higher, Further and Community Education. Palgrave Macmillan: Cham, pp. 1-19. ISBN 9783319972077 (doi:10.1007/978-3-319-97208-4_1)

Boeren, E. (2018) Cross-sectional and longitudinal surveys. In: Hamilton, L. and Ravenscroft, J. (eds.) Building Research Design in Education: Theoretically Informed Advanced Methods. Bloomsbury Academic: London ; New York, pp. 29-48. ISBN 9781350019508

Boeren, E. (2018) Foreward. In: Wang, V. X. (ed.) Critical Theory and Transformative Learning. IGI Global: Hershey, PA, xvi-xvii. ISBN 9781522560869

Boeren, E. (2018) International and comparative research design. In: Hamilton, L. and Ravenscroft, J. (eds.) Building Research Design in Education: Theoretically Informed Advanced Methods. Bloomsbury Academic: London ; New York, pp. 131-150. ISBN 9781350019508

Boeren, E. (2016) The blended learning environment in higher education: the tutor and student perspective. In: Blended Learning: Concepts, Methodologies, Tools, and Applications. IGI Global Editions: Hershey, PA, pp. 252-270. ISBN 9781522507833 (doi:10.4018/978-1-5225-0783-3.ch012)

Boeren, E. (2015) The blended learning environment in higher education: the tutor and student perspective. In: Wang, V. X. (ed.) Handbook of Research on Learning Outcomes and Opportunities in the Digital Age. IGI Global Editions: Hershey, PA, pp. 180-197. ISBN 9781466695771 (doi:10.4018/978-1-4666-9577-1.ch008)

Boeren, E. (2014) Surveys as tools to measure qualitative and quantitative data. In: Wang, V. X. (ed.) Handbook of Research on Scholarly Publishing and Research Methods. IGI Global Editions: Hershey, PA, pp. 415-434. ISBN 9781466674097 (doi:10.4018/978-1-4666-7409-7.ch021)

Edited Books

Boeren, E. and James, N. (Eds.) (2019) Being an Adult Learner in Austere Times: Exploring the Contexts of Higher, Further and Community Education. Palgrave Macmillan: Cham. ISBN 9783319972077

Boeren, E. and James, N. (Eds.) (2018) Advancing Theory and Research in Widening Participation. Routledge: London ; New York. ISBN 9781138493315

Research Reports or Papers

Mackie, A., Boeren, E. and Riddell, S. (2019) CREID Briefing 41: Post-School Education and Training for Young People on the Social Margins. Project Report. Centre for Research in Education Inclusion and Diversity (CREID), University of Edinburgh, Edinburgh.

Whittaker, S. and Boeren, E. (2018) CREID Briefing 38: An overview of provision in Scotland in seven types of education for adults. Project Report. Centre for Research in Education Inclusion and Diversity (CREID), University of Edinburgh, Edinburgh.

Boeren, E. (2017) Key terms in comparative education. Project Report. University of Edinburgh.

Weedon, E., Boeren, E. , Edward, S. and Riddell, S. (2014) CREID Briefing 31: Widening Access to Higher Education: Does Anyone Know What Works? Project Report. Centre for Research in Education Inclusion and Diversity (CREID), University of Edinburgh, Edinburgh.

Conference or Workshop Item

Boeren, E. (2015) Non-Participants With and Without Learning Intentions: How do they Differ? SCUTREA Annual Conference, Leeds, UK, 07-09 Jul 2015.

Conference Proceedings

Boeren, E. (2016) Lifelong Learning Participation as an Interdisciplinary Theory. In: 45th SCUTREA Conference: Adult Education in Austere Times, Leicester, UK, 05-07 Jul 2016, pp. 48-54.

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Supervision

  • Gao, Jingwen
    An analysis of the motivations of mature students
  • Nathaniel, Brittney
    Non-Traditional Entry Routes to Higher Education: A Comparative Study of Inclusion in Access for Adults in New York State and Scotland
  • Reid, Catherine
    Highly Able Learners, Deprivation and Higher Education

Professional activities & recognition

Editorial boards

  • 2019: Adult Education Quarterly