2017 AAACE Cyril O. Houle Award
for Outstanding Literature in Adult Education
Dr. Ellen Boeren
The American Association for Adult and Continuing Education (AAACE) recently presented the 2017 AAACE Cyril O. Houle Award to Dr. Ellen Boeren of Edinburgh, Scotland for Lifelong Learning Participation in a Changing Policy Context: An Interdisciplinary Theory.
Dr. Boeren was recognized for her outstanding contributions to literature in adult education.
The Cyril O. Houle Award was established in 1981 to honor the scholarship and memory of Cyril O. Houle, professor of adult education at the University of Chicago. It is given annually by the American Association for Adult and Continuing Education (AAACE) for a book published in English in the previous year that reflects universal concerns of adult educators. Nominated works exemplify outstanding literature in adult education.
Dr. Ellen Boeren is a lecturer at Moray House School of Education at the University of Edinburgh (United Kingdom). She obtained her PhD in Educational Sciences in May 2011 from the Katholieke Universiteit Leuven, Belgium.
Boeren’s research interests are situated in the field of higher/adult/lifelong education. She conducts (European) comparative research and has a special interest in survey methodology. She went through the Thomas J. Alexander fellowship with the OECD (funded by George Soros' Open Society Foundation) and is the Edinburgh team lead on the Horizon 2020 funded project ENLIVEN - Encouraging Lifelong Learning for a Vibrant and Inclusive Europe.
She has served as chair of SCUTREA for the previous three years. She is sole author of 'Lifelong Learning Participation in a Changing Policy Context: An Interdisciplinary Theory' and has published multiple journal articles, book chapters and commissioned reports.