MONOGRAPHS


Boeren, E. (2016). Lifelong learning participation in a changing policy context: an interdisciplinary theory. Baskingstoke: Palgrave-Macmillan.

WINNER OF THE 2017 CYRIL O. HOULE AWARD FOR OUTSTANDING CONTRIBUTION TO THE ADULT EDUCATION LITERATURE

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EDITED BOOKS


Boeren, E. & James, N. (2018) Being an Adult Learner in Austere Times, Baskingstoke: Palgrave.  Forthcoming


Boeren, E. & James, N. (2018). Advancing Theory and Research in Widening Participation. London: Routledge.


SPECIAL ISSUES


Boeren, E. & James, N. (2017)  Guest Editors, Special Issue Advancing Theory and Research in Widening Participation, Studies in Continuing Education, 39 (2). [FULL SPECIAL ISSUE]


PEER REVIEWED ARTICLES

 

Boeren, E. (in press). Understanding SDG4 on Quality Education from a micro-meso-macro perspective. International Review of Education, in press.


Boeren, E. (in press). Foreign-born adults' participation in educational activities: evidence from Europe. European Education, in press.


Boeren, E. & Whittaker, S. (in press). A typology of education and training provisions for low educated adults: categories and definitions. Studies in the Education of Adults, in press.


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


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


Boeren, E. (2017). Understanding adult lifelong learning participation as a layered problem. Studies in Continuing Education, 39(2), 161-175. [FULL TEXT]


Boeren, E. (2017). Researching lifelong learning participation through an interdisciplinary lens. International Journal of Research & Method in Education, 40(3), 299-310. [FULL TEXT]


Bhakta, D. & Boeren, E. (2016). Training needs of Early Career Researchers in research-intensive universities. International Journal of Researcher Development, 7(1), 84-102. [FULL TEXT]

 

Boeren, E. & Holford, J. (2016). Vocationalism varies (a lot): a 12-country multivariate analysis of participation in formal adult learning. Adult Education Quarterly, 66(2), 120-142. [FULL TEXT]


Boeren, E., Lokhtina-Antoniou, I., Sakurai, Y., Herman, C. & McAlpine, L. (2015). Mentoring: a review of early career researcher studies. Frontline Learning Research, 3(3), 64-76. [FULL TEXT]

 

Boeren, E. (2014). Evidence Based Policy Making: The Usability of the Eurostat Adult Education Survey. International Journal of Lifelong Education, 33(3), 275-289 [FULL TEXT]


Boeren, E., Nicaise, I. & Baert, H. (2012). Adult learners’ satisfaction and its relation with individual and educational institutional characteristics. Pedagogies: an International Journal, 7(2),132-149. [FULL TEXT]

 
Boeren, E., Holford, J., Nicaise, I. & Baert, H. (2012). Why do adults learn? Developing a motivational typology across twelve European countries. Globalisation, Societies and Education, 10(2), 247-269.    [FULL TEXT]


Boeren, E. (2011). Profiles and motives of adults in continuing higher education. European Journal of Higher Education, 1(2-3), 179-191. [FULL TEXT]

 
Boeren, E. (2011). Gender differences in formal, non formal and informal learning. Studies in Continuing Education, 33(3), 333-345. [FULL TEXT


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


Boeren, E., Nicaise, I. & Baert, H. (2010). Theoretical models of participation in adult education: the need for an integrated model. International Journal of Lifelong Education, 29 (1), 45- 61.   [FULL TEXT]


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

 

BOOK CHAPTERS IN ENGLISH


Boeren, E. (2018). Researching lifelong learning participation through an interdisciplinary lens, in: Boeren, E. & James, N. (Eds.) Advancing theory and research in widening participation. London: Routlegde.


Boeren, E. (2018). Cross-sectional and longitudinal surveys, in: L. Hamilton & J. Ravenscroft (2018). Building Research Design in Education: Theoretically Informed Advanced Methods. London: Bloomsbury, 29-47.


Boeren, E. (2018). International and Comparative Research Design, in: L. Hamilton & J. Ravenscroft (2018). Building Research Design in Education: Theoretically Informed Advanced Methods. London: Bloomsbury, 131-150.


Boeren, E. (2016). The blended learning environment in higher education: the tutor and student perspective, in: Wang, V. (2016). Handbook of Research on Learning Outcomes and Opportunities in the Digital Age. Hershey: IGI Global, 180-197. [BUY BOOK HERE]

 

Boeren, E. (2014). Surveys as tools to measure qualitative and quantitative data, in: V. Wang (2014). Handbook of Research on Scholarly Publishing and Research Methods, IGI Global, p.415-434 [BUY BOOK HERE]

 

Boeren, E. & Nicaise, I. (2013). Flemish formal adult education: (g)rowing against the stream?, in: Saar, E., Ure, O.B. & Holford, J. (2013). Lifelong Learning in Europe: National Patterns and Challenges Cheltenham: Edward Elgar, in press. 

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Boeren, E., Nicaise, I., Roosmaa, E-L.& Saar, E. (2012) Formal adult education in the spotlight: profiles, motivation and experiences of participants in 12 countries, in: Riddell, S, Markowitsch, J. & Weedon, E. (2012). Lifelong Learning in Europe: Equity and efficiency in the balance, Bristol: Policy Press, pp 63-86.

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PROJECT REPORTS

 

Boeren, E. (2016). Website, logo and online presence. Horizon 2020 ENLIVEN deliverable D10.1. Brussels: European Commission.


Boeren, E. (2016). From PhD to job: transition strategies of final year social sciences PhD students. Final report of the Carnegie Trust Scotland grant. Edinburgh: University of Edinburgh.

 

Boeren, E. (2015). Sociological exploration of the changing match between degree level education and occupational classes. Final report of the Data without Boundaries grant. Edinburgh: University of Edinburgh.


Riddell, S., Edward, S., Boeren, E. & Weedon, E. (2013). Widening access to higher education: does anyone know what works? Edinburgh: Universities Scotland.


Boeren, E. (2011). Catalogue of surveys measuring participation in post-compulsory education. Leeds: University of Leeds – School of Education. 


Boeren, E. & Nicaise, I. (2011). Benchmark participatie volwasseneneducatie: Adult Education Survey and Labour Force Survey {Benchmark participation adult education: Adult Education Survey and Labour Force Survey}. Leuven: HIVA-K.U.Leuven. 

 
Boeren, E. & Nicaise, I. (2011). Newly arrived migrant students: case study of a Flemish school. Leuven: HIVA-K.U.Leuven.

 

Boeren, E., Roosmaa, E.L., Saar, E. & Nicaise, I. (2011). Adult learners in formal adult education. Experiences and perceptions. LLL2010 Subproject 3 comparative report. Brussels: European Commission. 

 

Boeren, E. (2010). Social inequalities in Flemish adult education. LLL2010 Subproject 2 country report. Leuven: HIVA-K.U.Leuven

 

Boeren, E. & Nicaise, I. (2010). Hoe verschuift participatie aan levenslang leren doorheen de levensloop? {Changing patterns of participation during the life period}. Leuven: HIVA-K.U.Leuven. 


Vermeersch, L., Vandenbroucke, A. m.m.v. Boeren, E. (2010). Het leren zoals het is ... bij volwassenen met een geletterdheidsrisico {Learning of adults with high literacy risks}, 263 pp. Leuven: HIVA-K.U.Leuven. 


Boeren, E. & Desmedt, E. (2007). Adult learners in formal education. Theoretical framework of the SP3 survey of adults continuing studies in the formal education system. LLL2010 Working paper No.18. 


Boeren, E., Desmedt, E. & Plevoets, E. (2007). SP3 survey of adults continuing studies in the formal education system. LLL2010 Instructions for survey. Leuven: HIVA-K.U.Leuven.

 

EDITED CONFERENCE PROCEEDINGS


Kong, G. & Boeren, E. (2017). Adult education for inclusion and diversity. SCUTREA conference 2017 Edinburgh, 4-6 July 2017. Edinburgh: University of Edinburgh.


CONFERENCE PAPERS


Boeren, E. (2018). PIAAC and the participation of migrants in adult education participation. AERA, 13-17 April 2018, New York, United States.


Boeren, E. (2018). Native- versus foreign born adults’ participation in education and learning: insights from PIAAC. Comparative and International Education Society Conference, 25-29 March 2018, Mexico City, Mexico.


Boeren, E. (2017). Lifelong learning participation of migrants in OECD countries. Research on Work and Learning, 7-9 December 2017, Rhodes University Grahamstown, South Africa.


Boeren, E. (2017). Lifelong learning participation of migrants in OECD countries. AAACE conference, 1-3 November 2017, Memphis, United States.


Whittaker, S., Riddell, S. & Boeren, E. (2017). Institutional architecture of youth training in the context of welfare regimes and youth unemployment. ECER conference, 21-25 August, 2017, Copenhagen, Denmark.


Boeren, E., Whittaker, S. & Riddell, S. (2017). The lifelong learning situation of vulnerable adults in Europe. ESREA Policy Studies Network Conference, 8-10 June, 2012, University of Verona, Italy.


Boeren, E. (2016). Lifelong learning participation as an interdisciplinary theory. SCUTREA conference Leicester, 5-7 July 2016, Leicester, United Kingdom.


Boeren, E. (2015). Non-participants with and without learning intentions: how do they differ? SCUTREA conference Leeds, 7-9 July 2015, Leeds, United Kingdom.


Boeren, E. (2013). Understanding participation in adult learning through exploration of European surveys. ESREA Conference Berlin, 4-7 September, 2013.


Boeren, E. (2012). SWOT analysis of the Eurostat Adult Education Survey. ESREA Policy Network Conference Nottingham, 10-12th February, 2012.

 

Boeren, E. & Nicaise, I. (2011). The learner’s voices: diversities of motivation, expectation and satisfaction. LLL2010 final conference ‘Do three sides always make a triangle?’, 7-8 February 2011, Leuven, Belgium. 


Boeren, E., Nicaise, I. & Baert, H. (2010). Intentions and constraints of non-participants in adult education. European Society for Research on the Education of Adult Conference, 22-26 September 2010, Linköping, Sweden. 


Boeren, E. & Holford, J. (2010). Common values and culture or competitiveness and individualism? Purpose, motivation and content in European lifelong learning. ECER conference Helsinki 2010. 


Boeren, E. (2010). Motivation of adult learners: similarities and differences across 12 European countries. . Lifelong Learning in Scotland and Europe. Edinburgh, 22 February 2010. 


Boeren, E. (2009). Wie neemt deel aan het Vlaamse volwassenenonderwijs en waarom {Who takes part in Flemish adult education and why}?. ORD 2009. Onderwijs Research Dagen. Leuven, 27- 29 mei 2009 Vlaams Forum voor Onderwijsonderzoek / Vereniging voor Onderwijsresearch. 


Weedon, E., Boeren, E. & Daehlen, M. (2008). Why did you do it? A comparison of the motivations of adult learners in Bulgaria, Flanders, Norway and Scotland. ECER. Göteborg (SE), 10- 12 September 2008. Berlin: Wissenschaftsforum Bildung und Gesellschaft e.V..

 

 

BOOK CHAPTERS IN DUTCH

 

Boeren, E. & Nicaise, I. (2011). Schitterend gemiddeld. Kwaliteit, kansengelijkheid en rendement van het Vlaamse onderwijs in internationaal perspectief. {Brilliant average. Quality, equal opportunities and return on investement of Flemish education in an international perspective}. In:Vanderleyden L., Callens M., Noppe J. (Eds.), De Sociale Staat van Vlaanderen 2011 (pp. 43-79). Brussel: Studiedienst van de Vlaamse Regering. [FULL TEXT - IN DUTCH]

 

Boeren, E. & Nicaise, I. (2009). Onderwijs voor volwassenen: wie neemt deel en waarom {Education for adults: who takes part and why}?. In: Vanderleyden L., Callens M., Noppe J. (Eds.), De Sociale Staat van Vlaanderen 2009 (pp. 315-333). Brussel: Studiedienst van de Vlaamse Regering. [FULL TEXT - IN DUTCH]

 

 

ARTICLES IN DUTCH

 

Boeren, E. (2010). Profielen en motieven van de cursisten in de Centra voor Volwassenenonderwijs {Profiles and motives of adult learners in the Centers for Adult Education}. School & Samenleving, 24, 113-128. 


Boeren, E. (2009). Deelname aan het volwassenenonderwijs: wat zijn belemmerende factoren {Participation in adult education, what are the main constraints}? Gids Sociaal-Cultureel & Educatief Werk, 54 (1), 149-164.

 

Boeren, E. (2008). Een nieuw decreet voor volwassenenonderwijs {A new decree on adult education}. School & Samenleving 19, 1-16

 

 

PhD THESIS

 

Boeren, E. (2011). Participation in adult education: a bounded agency approach. Doctoral thesis in Educational Sciences. Leuven: Katholieke Universiteit Leuven. [DOWNLOAD]