Dr Elaine Keane

B.A., H.Dip.Ed.M.Ed., PhD.

Contact Details

Lecturer Above The Bar. Director MEd. Director of Doctoral Studies. Chair of Research Committee.
Education
Nuns' Island
School of Education
National University of Ireland, Galway
University Road, Galway city
Ireland

T: +35391493032
E: elaine.keane@nuigalway.ie
 
researcher

Biography

Dr Elaine Keane is a Lecturer in Sociology of Education & Research Methods in the School of Education at NUI Galway since 2006, where she is also Director of the Master of Education programme, Co-ordinator of PhD & MLitt programmes, and Chair of the Research Committee. Previously a researcher in the Centre for Excellence in Learning & Teaching (NUI Galway), and Project Co-ordinator of open distance learning access programmes (Lionra, Regional Higher Education Network), she also worked as a post-primary school teacher of languages and Civic, Social and Political Education. Her research focus is widening participation in higher education, including in initial teacher education, and she has particular interests in social class in education and grounded theory. She is Principal Investigator of the Irish Research Council-funded Diversity in Initial Teacher Education (DITE) national project (exploring the socio-demographic profiles, career motivations, and experiences with diversity of applicants and entrants to ITE programmes in Ireland), and the Undergraduate, Postgraduate and Employment Experiences of NUI Galway Access Students project, funded by Galway University Foundation. She has published in a range of journals, and in 2013 she authored the Ireland report for a six-country study of widening participation effectiveness, funded by the Higher Education Funding Council for England (HEFCE). She is one of an international team of co-authors of Reflective Teaching in Higher Education (Bloomsbury, 2015), and co-author of a chapter on constructivist grounded theory (CGT) in social justice research with Professors Kathy Charmaz (originator of CGT) & Robert Thornberg in the fifth edition of the Sage Handbook of Qualitative Research (eds. Norman Denzin and Yvonna Lincoln, 2017). Her work on CGT has been showcased in several of Charmaz's publications in recent years and she has conducted CGT workshops in the USA (invited by Prof. Denzin, University of Chicago at Urbana-Champaign) and the UK (invited by Prof. Stephen Ball, Institute of Education, London).

Elaine is a member of the Editorial Board of the UK journal T
eaching in Higher Education (http://www.tandfonline.com/loi/cthe20) and of The Adult Learner Journal (AONTAS). She reviews for a range of journals, includingThe Journal of Education PolicyStudies in Higher Education, Teaching in Higher EducationWidening Participation and Lifelong Learning, and Irish Educational Studies. 

Research Interests

Widening Participation in Higher Education (Principal Investigator of NUIG-funded Access research project)
Diversity in Initial Teacher Education (DITE) (Principal Investigator of IRC-funded DITE national project)
Social class and 'race'/ethnicity in education at school and higher education levels
Qualitative research methodologies, including constructivist grounded theory.

Research Projects

  Project Start Date End Date
DIVERSITY PROFILING INITIAL TEACHER EDUCATION DITE IN IRELAND ELAINE KEANE 02-DEC-13 30-JUN-15
IRC POSTGRADUATE DEVON GOODWIN ELAINE KEANE 01-OCT-13 30-APR-18
Undergraduate, Postgraduate and Early Labour Market Experiences of NUI Galway Access and Foundation Course Students 18-MAY-12 01-JAN-16
MF07-P29 WIDENING PARTICIPATION IN HIGHER EDUCATIO 01-OCT-07 31-MAR-09
LEARNING TO TEACH FOR SOCIAL JUSTICE THROUGH CIVIC 01-SEP-08 31-DEC-15
From Engaging the 'Margins' to Transforming the Core: Considering International Best Practice in Embedding Inclusivity in Higher Education.
Global Citizenship and Diversity Literacies Project: 17-AUG-10 12-OCT-11
The Education, Diversity and Social Justice Workshop for Teachers 27-JAN-12
Gender, Education and the Knowledge Economy 30-DEC-11

Contract Researchers

  Researcher Name Project Role Funding Body
Dr Conor Foley Diversity in Initial Teacher Education (DITE) Post-doctoral researcher Irish Research Council (IRC)
Aoife O'Brien Undergraduate, Postgraduate and Early Labour Market Experiences of NUI Galway Access and Foundation Course Students Research Assistant Other
Aoife O'Brien Diversity in Initial Teacher Education (DITE) in Ireland Research Assistant Irish Research Council (IRC)

Peer Reviewed Journals

  Year Publication
(2017) 'Sexualities of initial teacher education applicants in the Republic of Ireland: addressing the hidden dimension of diversity in teaching'
Heinz, M., Keane, E., Davison, K. (2017) 'Sexualities of initial teacher education applicants in the Republic of Ireland: addressing the hidden dimension of diversity in teaching'. Journal of Education for Teaching, 43 :99-116 [DOI] [Details]
(2016) 'Being altruistically motivated: the postgraduate and career motivational orientations of access students at an Irish university'
Keane, E. (2016) 'Being altruistically motivated: the postgraduate and career motivational orientations of access students at an Irish university'. Cambridge Journal Of Education, https://doi.org/10.1080/0305764x.2016.1221886 [DOI] [Details]
(2016) 'Considering the ‘Impact’ of Widening Participation: The Employment Experiences of Access Graduates from an Irish University'
Keane, E. (2016) 'Considering the ‘Impact’ of Widening Participation: The Employment Experiences of Access Graduates from an Irish University'. Widening Participation and Lifelong Learning, 18 (2):130-153 [Details]
(2016) 'Excavating an Injustice?: Nationality/ies, Ethnicity/ies, and Experiences with Diversity of Initial Teacher Education Applicants and Entrants in Ireland in 2014'
Keane, E. and Heinz, M. (2016) 'Excavating an Injustice?: Nationality/ies, Ethnicity/ies, and Experiences with Diversity of Initial Teacher Education Applicants and Entrants in Ireland in 2014'. European Journal Of Teacher Education, 39 (4):507-527 [DOI] [Details]
(2015) 'Diversity in Initial Teacher Education (DITE) in Ireland: The Socio-demographic Backgrounds of Postgraduate Post-primary Entrants in 2013 & 2014'
Keane, E., Heinz, M. (2015) 'Diversity in Initial Teacher Education (DITE) in Ireland: The Socio-demographic Backgrounds of Postgraduate Post-primary Entrants in 2013 & 2014'. Irish Educational Studies, 34 (3):281-301 [Details]
(2014) 'Considering the practical implementation of constructivist grounded theory in a study of widening participation in Irish higher education'
Keane, E. (2014) 'Considering the practical implementation of constructivist grounded theory in a study of widening participation in Irish higher education'. International Journal Of Social Research Methodology, 18 (4):415-431 [DOI] [Details]
(2013) 'Doing 'at least as well?' Considering the research evidence about access students' undergraduate, postgraduate and early labour market experiences in Ireland'
Keane, E. (2013) 'Doing 'at least as well?' Considering the research evidence about access students' undergraduate, postgraduate and early labour market experiences in Ireland'. Trinity Education Papers, 3 (1) [Details]
(2012) 'Differential prioritising: Orientations to higher education and widening participation'
Keane, E. (2012) 'Differential prioritising: Orientations to higher education and widening participation'. International Journal of Educational Research, 53 :150-159 [Details]
(2011) 'Distancing to self-protect: the perpetuation of inequality in higher education through socio-relational dis/engagement'
Keane, E (2011) 'Distancing to self-protect: the perpetuation of inequality in higher education through socio-relational dis/engagement'. British Journal Of Sociology Of Education, 32 (3):449-466 [DOI] [Details]
(2011) 'Dependence-deconstruction: widening participation and traditional-entry students transitioning from school to higher education in Ireland'
Keane, E (2011) 'Dependence-deconstruction: widening participation and traditional-entry students transitioning from school to higher education in Ireland'. Teaching in Higher Education, 16 (6):707-718 [DOI] [Details]
(2009) ''Frictional' relationships tension in the camp: focusing on the relational in under-represented students' experiences in higher education'
Keane, E (2009) ''Frictional' relationships tension in the camp: focusing on the relational in under-represented students' experiences in higher education'. Irish Educational Studies, 28 (1):85-102 [DOI] [Details]

Books

  Year Publication
(2015) Reflective Teaching in Higher Education.
Ashwin, P., Boud, D., Coate, K., Hallett, F., Keane, E. Krause, K., Leibowitz, B., Mclaren, I., McArthur, J., McCune, V; and Tooher, M. (2015) Reflective Teaching in Higher Education. London: Bloomsbury. [Details]

Conference Publications

  Year Publication
(2016) 'Who is in the Classroom? Learners, Teachers, Identities'. IDEC Human Rights and Responsibility Conference Proceedings. Intercultural and Diversity Education Centre Ireland
Heinz, M. and Keane, E. (2016) Diversity in Initial Teacher Education (DITE) in Ireland - A National Research Project Calling for Action . In: Intercultural and Diversity Education Centre (IDEC) Ireland eds. 'Who is in the Classroom? Learners, Teachers, Identities'. IDEC Human Rights and Responsibility Conference Proceedings. Intercultural and Diversity Education Centre Ireland [Details]
(2014) 2014 Association for Teacher Education in Europe Winter Conference - Social Justice and Diversity in Teacher Education (Bulgaria)
Keane, E. and Heinz, M. (2014) Continuity and Change: Examining the Diversity Profile of Initial Teacher Education Applicants and Entrants in Ireland 2006-2013 2014 Association for Teacher Education in Europe Winter Conference - Social Justice and Diversity in Teacher Education (Bulgaria) Budapest, , 15-APR-14 - 17-APR-14 [Details]
(2014) Widening Participation through Curriculum, Open University, Milton Keynes, May 2014
Keane, E. (2014) ‘Successfully’ Widening Participation in Irish Higher Education? Critically Examining the Concept and Indicators of, and Evidence for, ‘Impact’ Widening Participation through Curriculum, Open University, Milton Keynes, May 2014 [Details]
(2014) British Educational Research Association (BERA) Special Interest Group (SiG): Researching Higher Education: Investigating Inequalities
Keane, E. and Heinz, M. (2014) Researching Inequalities in Higher Education: The Case of Initial Teacher Education in Ireland British Educational Research Association (BERA) Special Interest Group (SiG): Researching Higher Education: Investigating Inequalities Institute of Education, University of London, [Details]
(2008) Annual Conference of the Society for Research into Higher Education (SRHE)
Keane, E. (2008) Valuing higher education? The genesis, nature and implications of 'conscious' and 'unconscious' progression to higher education . In: CD ROM eds. Annual Conference of the Society for Research into Higher Education (SRHE) Liverpool, UK, [Details]
(2007) Annual Conference of the Society for Research into Higher Education (SRHE)
Keane, E. (2007) ‘In college everything is left up to you': An exploration & comparison of 'former access’ and 'traditional-entry’ students’ perspectives on learning at university Annual Conference of the Society for Research into Higher Education (SRHE) [Details]
(2006) All Ireland Society for Higher Education (AISHE) Annual Conference, 'Creating and Sustaining an Effective Learning Environment’
Keane, E. (2006) Diversity & inclusivity: Academic staff views of the implications of increasing student diversity in higher education All Ireland Society for Higher Education (AISHE) Annual Conference, 'Creating and Sustaining an Effective Learning Environment’ NUI Maynooth, [Details]
(2006) 'Higher Education Close-Up 3, Qualitative Research into Higher Education’ Conference
Keane, E. (2006) The views & experiences of academic staff in the context of increasing student diversity: A post-positivist grounded theory approach 'Higher Education Close-Up 3, Qualitative Research into Higher Education’ Conference [Details]
(2005) Society for Research into Higher Education (SRHE) Annual Conference ’New Perspectives on Research into Higher Education’
Keane, E. (2005) Learning, teaching, assessment and academic culture: Former school-leaver access students’ experiences of university Society for Research into Higher Education (SRHE) Annual Conference ’New Perspectives on Research into Higher Education’ [Details]

Book Chapters

  Year Publication
(2017) 'Career Motivations of Student Teachers in the Republic of Ireland: Continuity and Change during Educational Reform and 'Boom to Bust' Economic Times'
Heinz, M., Keane, E. and Foley, C, (2017) 'Career Motivations of Student Teachers in the Republic of Ireland: Continuity and Change during Educational Reform and 'Boom to Bust' Economic Times' In: Global Perspectives on Teacher Motivation. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press. [Details]
(2017) 'Evolving grounded theory and social justice inquiry'
Charmaz, K., Thornberg, R., Keane, E. (2017) 'Evolving grounded theory and social justice inquiry' In: The Sage Handbook of Qualitative Research. New York: Sage. [Details]
(2013) 'The transformative potential of service/community-based learning as a pedagogy for diversity and social justice in teacher education: A case study from Ireland'
Keane, E.; Boland, J. (2013) 'The transformative potential of service/community-based learning as a pedagogy for diversity and social justice in teacher education: A case study from Ireland' In: Service learning and educating in challenging contexts: International perspectives. London: Continuum books. [Details]
(2004) 'Introduction to Humanities'
Keane, E. (2004) 'Introduction to Humanities' In: Líonra/Equal Ireland Open Distance Learning ’Access to Third-Level (A3L) Programme’, Galway: Líonra (Regional Higher Education Network). Galway: Lionra, Regional Higher Education Network. [Details]

Published Reports

  Year Publication
(2015) Considering the ‘Impact’ of Access and Widening Participation: The Undergraduate, Postgraduate and Early Employment Experiences of NUI Galway Access Students.
Keane, E. (2015) Considering the ‘Impact’ of Access and Widening Participation: The Undergraduate, Postgraduate and Early Employment Experiences of NUI Galway Access Students. NUI Galway, Galway. [Details]
(2013) International Review of the Effectiveness of Widening Participation: Ireland Report.
Keane, E. (2013) International Review of the Effectiveness of Widening Participation: Ireland Report. Higher Education Funding Council for England, Bristol, UK. [Details]

Consultancy

  Year Publication
(2007) International Review and Synthesis of Initiatives to Widen Participation in Higher Education. Department for Education and Skills (DfES).
Keane, E. (2007) International Review and Synthesis of Initiatives to Widen Participation in Higher Education. Department for Education and Skills (DfES). (UK): Consultancy [Details]

Conference Contributions

  Year Publication
(2011) Widening Participation in Higher Education: Evidence from Research and Practice at NUI Galway: Research Seminar,
Keane, E. (2011) Widening Participation and the Student Experience in Higher Education: Evidence from Research. [Keynote Address], Widening Participation in Higher Education: Evidence from Research and Practice at NUI Galway: Research Seminar, NUI Galway , 09-NOV-11 - 09-NOV-11. [Details]
(2014) DITE Research Seminar,
Keane, E., Heinz, M. and Foley, C. (2014) Diversity in Initial Teacher Education (DITE) in Ireland: A Rationale and Initial Analysis. [Conference Paper], DITE Research Seminar, NUI Galway , 24-OCT-14 - 24-OCT-14. [Details]
(2015) Launch of NUI Galway Access Centre, October 1st 2015,
Keane, E. (2015) Considering the ‘Impact’ of Access and Widening Participation: The Undergraduate, Postgraduate, and Employment Experiences of NUI Galway Access Students. [Keynote Address], Launch of NUI Galway Access Centre, October 1st 2015, NUI Galway , 01-OCT-15 - 01-OCT-15. [Details]
(2013) Diversity and Difference in Higher Education. Trinity College Dublin,
Keane, E. (2013) Doing ‘at least as well’? Examining the Undergraduate, Postgraduate and Early Labour Market Experiences of NUI Galway Access and Foundation Students. [Invited Lecture], Diversity and Difference in Higher Education. Trinity College Dublin, Trinity College Dublin , 12-JUN-13 - 12-JUN-13. [Details]
(2010) Higher Education Close-Up 5 Questioning Theory-Method Relations in Higher Education Research,
Keane, E. (2010) Distancing to self-protect: The perpetuation of inequality in higher education through socio-relational dis/engagement. [Conference Paper], Higher Education Close-Up 5 Questioning Theory-Method Relations in Higher Education Research, Lancaster University, UK , 20-JUL-10 - 22-JUL-10. [Details]
(2013) What can Higher Education Contribute to Improving Social Mobility in the UK? Higher Education Academy Conference,
Keane, E. and Byrne, I. (2013) Undergraduate and Early Labour-Market Experiences of NUI Galway Access and Foundation Course Students. [Conference Paper], What can Higher Education Contribute to Improving Social Mobility in the UK? Higher Education Academy Conference, Manchester, England , 26-MAR-13 - 27-MAR-13. [Details]
(2017) 'Education for all: Issues for teacher education'. Teacher Education Policy in Europe (TEPE) Annual Conference 2017. Mary Immaculate College, Limerick,
Keane, E. and Heinz, M. (2017) 'Evidence-based Policy Development’ and Research about Diversity in Initial Teacher Education in Ireland. [Conference Paper], 'Education for all: Issues for teacher education'. Teacher Education Policy in Europe (TEPE) Annual Conference 2017. Mary Immaculate College, Limerick, Mary Immaculate College, Limerick , 18-MAY-17 - 20-JUN-17. [Details]
(2016) 'Leading Education: The Distinct Contributions of Educational Research and Researchers', European Conference on Educational Research (ECER) 2016,
Heinz, M., Davison, K. and Keane, E. (2016) Catholic missionaries for Irish schools? Exploring religious affiliations and convictions of initial teacher education applicants and entrants in the Republic of Ireland. [Oral Presentation], 'Leading Education: The Distinct Contributions of Educational Research and Researchers', European Conference on Educational Research (ECER) 2016, University College Dublin , 22-AUG-16 - 26-AUG-16. [Details]
(2015) Educational Studies Association of Ireland, Annual Conference. ‘Educational Research and Practice in Times of Transition: Looking to the Future’,
Heinz, M., Keane, E., Davison, K. (2015) Exploring Gender and Sexuality in Initial Teacher Education in Ireland. [Conference Organising Committee Chairperson], Educational Studies Association of Ireland, Annual Conference. ‘Educational Research and Practice in Times of Transition: Looking to the Future’, NUI Maynooth , 09-APR-15 - 11-APR-15. [Details]
(2015) British Educational Research Association (BERA) Annual Conference,
Heinz, M. and Keane, E. (2015) The Career Motivations & Socio-demographic Profiles of Initial Teacher Education Applicants in Ireland: Connecting Teacher Motivation and Teacher Diversity Research. [Oral Presentation], British Educational Research Association (BERA) Annual Conference, Queens' University Belfast , 15-SEP-15 - 17-SEP-15. [Details]
(2015) Gender Advanced Research Consortium (ARC): 2015 Seminar Series,
Heinz, M., Keane, E., Davison, K. (2015) Diversity in Initial Teacher Education (DITE) in Ireland: Critical Perspectives on Gender and Sexuality. [Invited Oral Presentation], Gender Advanced Research Consortium (ARC): 2015 Seminar Series, NUI Galway , 08-APR-15 - 08-APR-16. [Details]
(2015) American Educational Research Association (AERA) Annual Conference: Toward Justice; Culture, Language & Heritage in Education Research & Praxis. Chicago, IL. USA,
Heinz, M., Keane, E. & Foley, C. (2015) Exploring Ethnicity in Initial Teacher Education: The Nationality/ies, Ethnicity/ies & Experiences with Diversity of Student Teachers in Ireland. [Conference Paper], American Educational Research Association (AERA) Annual Conference: Toward Justice; Culture, Language & Heritage in Education Research & Praxis. Chicago, IL. USA, Chicago , 16-APR-15 - 20-APR-15. [Details]
(2015) Irish National Teachers' Organisation (INTO) National Committees Meeting: Invited Paper,
Keane, E., Heinz, M. (2015) Examining Diversity in Primary and Post-primary Teacher Applicants & Entrants in Ireland. [Oral Presentation], Irish National Teachers' Organisation (INTO) National Committees Meeting: Invited Paper, Galway , 15-MAY-15 - 15-MAY-15. [Details]
(2015) International Congress of Qualitative Inquiry (ICQI), University of Urbana Champaign, IL, USA,
Keane, E. (2015) An Introduction to Social Justice Inquiry using Kathy Charmaz’s Constructivist Grounded Theory (Invited Workshop). [Invited Lecture], International Congress of Qualitative Inquiry (ICQI), University of Urbana Champaign, IL, USA, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, USA , 21-MAY-15 - 23-MAY-15. [Details]
(2015) International Congress of Qualitative Inquiry (ICQI), University of Urbana Champaign, IL, USA,
Saldana, J., Keane, E., Vanover, C., Mihas, P. (2015) Coding for Interpretation and Performance. [Invited Oral Presentation], International Congress of Qualitative Inquiry (ICQI), University of Urbana Champaign, IL, USA, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, USA , 21-MAY-15 - 23-MAY-15. [Details]
(2015) Galway University Integration through Drama & Education (GUIDE) symposium: Invited Lecture,
Keane, E., and Heinz, M. (2015) Exploring Diversity in Initial Teacher Education (DITE) in Ireland - A National Project: Exploring Nationality/ies & Ethnicity/ies. [Invited Lecture], Galway University Integration through Drama & Education (GUIDE) symposium: Invited Lecture, NUI Galway , 31-JAN-15 - 31-JAN-15. [Details]
(2015) Gender Advanced Research Consortium (ARC): 2015 Seminar Series - Invited Paper,
Keane, E. (2015) ‘Some done - A lot more to do’: Lessons from Research on Widening Participation in Higher Education & to the Professions. [Invited Lecture], Gender Advanced Research Consortium (ARC): 2015 Seminar Series - Invited Paper, NUI Galway , 28-JAN-15 - 28-JAN-15. [Details]
(2014) Comparative Education Society of Hong Kong: Policy and Educational Development in a Global Context (University of Hong Kong),
Heinz, M. and Keane, E. (2014) Diversity Profiling the Irish Student Teacher Body: Research Design & Analysis of Participants’ Socio-Demographic Positionalities. [Conference Paper], Comparative Education Society of Hong Kong: Policy and Educational Development in a Global Context (University of Hong Kong), University o Hong Kong , 28-FEB-14 - 01-MAR-14. [Details]
(2014) International Sociological Association XVIII ISA World Congress of Sociology: Facing an Unequal World - Challenges for Global Sociology, Yokohama,
Heinz, M. and Keane, E. (2014) Initial Teacher Education: Who Gets in and What Are the Implications for Students, Schools and Society?. [Conference Organising Committee Chairperson], International Sociological Association XVIII ISA World Congress of Sociology: Facing an Unequal World - Challenges for Global Sociology, Yokohama, Yokohama , 13-JUL-14 - 19-JUL-14. [Details]
(2014) Educational Studies Association of Ireland, Annual Conference,
Heinz, M. and Keane, E. (2014) Diversity Profiling Applicants and Entrants to Initial Teacher Education Programmes in the Republic of Ireland - Design, First implementation and Findings from the ‘DITE’ questionnaire. [Conference Paper], Educational Studies Association of Ireland, Annual Conference, Athlone , 10-APR-14 - 12-APR-14. [Details]
(2014) Society for Research into Higher Education conference, Inspiring future generations; embracing plurality and difference in higher education,
Keane, E. and Heinz, M. (2014) Social class in initial teacher education in Ireland: Formal categorisations and self-classifications. [Conference Paper], Society for Research into Higher Education conference, Inspiring future generations; embracing plurality and difference in higher education, Newport, Wales , 10-DEC-14 - 12-DEC-14. [Details]
(2014) Diverse Teachers for Diverse Learners Conference. University of Strathclyde, Scotland,
Keane, E. and Heinz, M. (2014) 'Diverse Teachers for Diverse Learners? Initial Findings from Ireland's National Diversity in Initial Teacher Education (DITE) Research Project. [Oral Presentation], Diverse Teachers for Diverse Learners Conference. University of Strathclyde, Scotland, University of Strathclyde , 28-MAY-14 - 30-MAY-14. [Details]
(2013) How Equal? HEA Conference on Access to Higher Education in Ireland, Royal Hospital Kilmainham, Dublin, November 7th,
Keane, E. and Heinz, M. (2013) Diversity Profiling Initial Teacher Education in Ireland: An Initial Analysis. [Conference Paper], How Equal? HEA Conference on Access to Higher Education in Ireland, Royal Hospital Kilmainham, Dublin, November 7th, Dublin , 07-NOV-13 - 07-NOV-13. [Details]
(2013) University of Lincoln, UK, Research Methods Summer School. Invited Keynote Address,
Keane, E. (2013) Wresting with the 'ologies' and paradigmatic 'situatedness'? Considering their practical relevance through an example of a constructivist grounded theory study of widening participation and higher education. [Keynote Address], University of Lincoln, UK, Research Methods Summer School. Invited Keynote Address, Mayo Education Centre , 10-JUL-13 - 10-JUL-13. [Details]
(2012) FACE 2012 Annual Conference, Widening Access to Higher Education in ‘Divided Communities’,
Keane, E.; Byrne, I. (2012) Widening Participation and Students’ Higher Education and Employment Experiences: Evidence from Research and Practice at NUI Galway. [Conference Organising Committee Chairperson], FACE 2012 Annual Conference, Widening Access to Higher Education in ‘Divided Communities’, University of Ulster, Magee campus, Derry , 05-JUL-12 - 06-JUL-12. [Details]
(2011) International Research Methods Summer School (IRMSS),
Keane, E. (2011) The Value of Constructivist Grounded Theory in Equity-Based Research: Constructing a Grounded Theory of the Student Experience and Widening Participation. [Conference Paper], International Research Methods Summer School (IRMSS), Mary Immaculate College, Limerick , 15-JUN-11 - 17-JUN-11. [Details]
(2011) Annual Conference of the Educational Studies Association of Ireland. 'Partnerships: Relationships of Educational Purpose',
Keane, E., Davison, K., and Khoo, S. (2011) Researching higher education students' global citizenship and diversity literacies in partnership with international colleagues. [Conference Paper], Annual Conference of the Educational Studies Association of Ireland. 'Partnerships: Relationships of Educational Purpose', Church of Ireland College of Education, Dublin , 24-MAR-11 - 26-MAR-11. [Details]
(2008) Annual Conference of the Educational Studies of Ireland Association (ESAI),
Keane, E. (2008) Exploring similarities and differences in the reported academic experiences of ’former access’ and 'traditional-entry’ university students: a constructivist grounded theory approach. [Conference Paper], Annual Conference of the Educational Studies of Ireland Association (ESAI), Galway , 27-MAR-08 - 29-MAR-08. [Details]
(2016) Retrospective for Perspective - Access and Widening Participation 1991-2014. European Access Network (EAN) 25th Annual Conference,
Heinz, M. and Keane, E. (2016) Examining barriers to diversity in teaching: A critical exploration of initial teacher education admission criteria in Ireland. [Oral Presentation], Retrospective for Perspective - Access and Widening Participation 1991-2014. European Access Network (EAN) 25th Annual Conference, University College Dublin , 29-MAY-16 - 31-MAY-16. [Details]
(2016) Educational Studies Association of Ireland 41st Annual Conference,
Heinz, M. and Keane, E. (2016) Spotlights on the diversity gap: An examination of the socio-demographic backgrounds of applicants and entrants to primary teacher education programmes in Ireland. [Oral Presentation], Educational Studies Association of Ireland 41st Annual Conference, NUI Galway , 31-MAR-16 - 02-APR-16. [Details]
(2015) Galway County Intercultural Forum: Invited Lecture,
Keane, E. and Heinz, M. (2015) The Socio-demographic Profile of Applicants and Entrants to Primary and Post-primary Initial Teacher Education in Ireland in 2014. [Invited Lecture], Galway County Intercultural Forum: Invited Lecture, Institute for Lifecourse and Society (ILAS), NUI Galway , 05-NOV-15. [Details]
(2015) Conference in the Humanising Rights and Responsibilities Series, Ennis, Co. Clare,,
Heinz, M. and Keane, E. (2015) Diversity in Initial Teacher Education (DITE): The Socio-demographic profile of applicants and entrants to initial teacher education in Ireland in 2014. [Invited Oral Presentation], Conference in the Humanising Rights and Responsibilities Series, Ennis, Co. Clare,, Clare , 10-DEC-15. [Details]
(2014) Invited Presentation to King's Learning Institute,
Keane, E. and Heinz, M. (2014) Homogeneity and Diversity: A First National Study of the Socio-demographic Profile of Applicants and Entrants to Initial Teacher Education in Ireland. [Invited Oral Presentation], Invited Presentation to King's Learning Institute, King's Learning Institute, King's College London , 05-MAY-14. [Details]
(2014) Invited Workshop for Staff and Students at IoE, London,
Keane, E. (2014) Wrestling with the ‘-ologies’ and Paradigmatic ‘Situatedness’? Considering their Practical Research Relevance through an Example of a Constructivist Grounded Theory Study of Widening Participation and Higher Education. [Invited Oral Presentation], Invited Workshop for Staff and Students at IoE, London, Institute of Education, University of London , 20-MAY-14. [Details]
(2011) International Research Methods Summer School (IRMSS),
Davison, K., Khoo, S. and Keane, E. (2011) Methodological Challenges of International, Multi-Site, Research on Higher Education Students' Global Citizenship and Diversity Literacies. [Conference Organising Committee Chairperson], International Research Methods Summer School (IRMSS), Mary Immaculate College Limerick , 24-JUN-11 - 26-JUN-11. [Details]
(2010) Ubuntu Dialogue Day 4,
Keane, E. (2010) Civic Engagement in Teacher Education at NUI Galway: Partnering with Community and Non-Governmental Organisations. [Oral Presentation], Ubuntu Dialogue Day 4, St. Angela's College, Sligo , 10-FEB-10 - 10-FEB-10. [Details]
(2009) All Ireland Society for Higher Education Annual Conference, Valuing Complexity: Celebrating Diverse Approaches to Teaching & Learning in Higher Education,
Keane, E, Boland, J. (2009) A pedagogy for diversity in higher education? The transformative potential of service/community-based learning in initial teacher education. [Oral Presentation], All Ireland Society for Higher Education Annual Conference, Valuing Complexity: Celebrating Diverse Approaches to Teaching & Learning in Higher Education, Maynooth , 27-AUG-09 - 28-AUG-09. [Details]
(2009) All Ireland Society for Higher Education Annual Conference, Valuing Complexity: Celebrating Diverse Approaches to Teaching & Learning in Higher Education, NUI Maynooth,
Keane, E. (2009) Privilege, entitlement and instrumentalism: Differential orientations to higher education progression and implications for teaching and course design. [Oral Presentation], All Ireland Society for Higher Education Annual Conference, Valuing Complexity: Celebrating Diverse Approaches to Teaching & Learning in Higher Education, NUI Maynooth, Maynooth , 27-AUG-09 - 27-AUG-09. [Details]
(2009) Second International Conference on Service-Learning in Teacher Education,
Keane, E, Boland, J. (2009) Learning to teach for social justice: Lessons from the 'Pavee Study' service-learning project in initial teacher education in Ireland. [Oral Presentation], Second International Conference on Service-Learning in Teacher Education, NUI Galway , 25-JUN-09 - 27-JUN-09. [Details]
(2008) Ubuntu Network Dialogue Day I,
Keane, E. (2008) The Diversity Seminar Group: Teacher education students' views and experiences in the context of increasing student diversity in post-primary education. Poster presented at the Ubuntu Network Dialogue Day I. [Poster Presentation], Ubuntu Network Dialogue Day I, Limerick , 12-MAR-08 - 12-MAR-08. [Details]
(2008) NUI Maynooth’s Postgraduate Diploma for Lecturers in Teaching and Learning in Higher Education,
Keane, E (2008) Student Diversity in HE: Strategies for Inclusive Teaching. [Invited Oral Presentation], NUI Maynooth’s Postgraduate Diploma for Lecturers in Teaching and Learning in Higher Education, NUI Maynooth , 27-FEB-08 - 27-FEB-08. [Details]
(2008) Ubuntu Network Dialogue Day 2,
Keane,E. (2008) Intercultural Education as an Entry Point for Development Education in Initial Teacher Education. [Invited Oral Presentation], Ubuntu Network Dialogue Day 2, Limerick , 13-MAR-08 - 13-MAR-08. [Details]
(2007) 16th European Access Network Annual Conference, Access to Success: The Student Experience from Pre-Entry to Employment,
Keane, E. (2007) Copping on' to the system & 'frictional’ relationships: Under-represented students’ experiences of barriers at one Irish university. [Oral Presentation], 16th European Access Network Annual Conference, Access to Success: The Student Experience from Pre-Entry to Employment, Galway , 16-JUL-07 - 16-JUL-07. [Details]
(2006) Embracing Diversity at the DIT Campaign,
Keane, E (2006) Addressing the Challenge of Diversity: Research and Practice at NUI Galway. [Invited Oral Presentation], Embracing Diversity at the DIT Campaign, Dublin Institute of Technology , 13-MAR-06 - 13-FEB-06. [Details]
(2006) NUI Galway’s 4th Annual Learning & Teaching Conference: ' The Challenge of Diversity: Teaching, Support & Student Learning' (June 8th-9th, 2006),
Keane, E., Maclaren, I. (2006) See http://www.nuigalway.ie/celt/conference/conference2006.html. [Conference Organising Committee Chairperson], NUI Galway’s 4th Annual Learning & Teaching Conference: ' The Challenge of Diversity: Teaching, Support & Student Learning' (June 8th-9th, 2006), CELT, NUI Galway , 08-JUN-06 - 09-JUN-06. [Details]
(2006) Invited Presentation to Philosophy Department,
Keane, E (2006) Barriers Experienced by 'Non-Traditional' Students at NUI Galway: Research Findings. [Invited Oral Presentation], Invited Presentation to Philosophy Department, NUI Galway , 17-FEB-06 - 17-FEB-06. [Details]
(2006) NUI Galway’s 4th Annual Conference in Teaching & Learning in Higher Education,'The Challenge of Diversity: Teaching, Support and Student Learning’,
Keane, E. (2006) Experiencing the challenge: The views & experiences of staff & students in the context of increasing student diversity. [Oral Presentation], NUI Galway’s 4th Annual Conference in Teaching & Learning in Higher Education,'The Challenge of Diversity: Teaching, Support and Student Learning’, Galway , 08-JUN-06 - 08-JUN-06. [Details]
(2003) 'Dochas for Women’ Conference, 'Employment and Education Opportunities’,
Keane, E. (2003) 'Accessing higher education without having to give up your job’. The Líonra/Equal Ireland Open Distance Learning Access Programme, 'Dochas for Women’ Conference, 'Employment and Education Opportunities’. [Invited Oral Presentation], 'Dochas for Women’ Conference, 'Employment and Education Opportunities’, Monaghan , 17-JUN-03 - 17-MAR-04. [Details]
(2003) The ICC Transnational Conference, 'Matching Supply and Demand in the Labour Market’,
Keane, E. (2003) The Líonra/Equal Ireland open distance learning access programme: Access to higher education for the unemployed and those in low-paid employment. [Oral Presentation], The ICC Transnational Conference, 'Matching Supply and Demand in the Labour Market’, Hamburg, Germany , 15-APR-03 - 18-APR-03. [Details]

Non Published Reports

  Year Publication
(2015) Diversity in Initial Teacher Education (DITE) in Ireland: Briefing Paper for National Stakeholders.
Heinz, M. and Keane, E. (2015) Diversity in Initial Teacher Education (DITE) in Ireland: Briefing Paper for National Stakeholders. Non Published Reports [Details]
(2006) Barriers experienced by non-traditional students at NUI Galway: Summary report of student focus group interviews . CELT Briefing Paper 5.
Keane, E. (2006) Barriers experienced by non-traditional students at NUI Galway: Summary report of student focus group interviews . CELT Briefing Paper 5. NUI Galway: Non Published Reports [Details]
(2005) Widening participation in higher education. Report of research with institutional student officers, CELT Briefing Paper 4.
Keane, E. (2005) Widening participation in higher education. Report of research with institutional student officers, CELT Briefing Paper 4. NUI Galway: Non Published Reports [Details]
(2005) Obtaining student feedback on teaching and course quality. Briefing paper II for academic staff, Centre for Excellence in Learning & Teaching (CELT).
Keane, E. (2005) Obtaining student feedback on teaching and course quality. Briefing paper II for academic staff, Centre for Excellence in Learning & Teaching (CELT). NUI Galway: Non Published Reports [Details]
(2004) A review of the key literature on the nature of student learning in higher education and its relationship to approaches to teaching. Briefing paper I for academic staff, Centre for Excellence in Learning & Teaching (CELT).
Keane, E. (2004) A review of the key literature on the nature of student learning in higher education and its relationship to approaches to teaching. Briefing paper I for academic staff, Centre for Excellence in Learning & Teaching (CELT). NUI Galway: Non Published Reports [Details]

Honours and Awards

  Year Title Awarding Body
1993 Ford Award (Highest degree result in Political Science and Sociology) Ford and NUI Galway (then University College, Galway)
2005 Dr. Mary L. Thornton Scholarship in Education (for PhD research) National University of Ireland

Professional Associations

  Association Function From / To
Teaching in Higher Education (High Impact, Peer-Reviewed, Academic Journal - UK) Editorial Board member (invited) 23-FEB-15 /
AONTAS Editorial Board Member /
Ubuntu Network Steering Committee Member /
Access, Equality and Lifelong Learning Research Network - Higher Education Authority Steering Committee Member /
The Grounded Theory Institute (USA) Member /
All Ireland Society for Higher Education Member /
Educational Studies Association of Ireland Member /
Society for Research into Higher Education (UK) Member /

Committees

  Committee Function From / To
NUI Galway Research Ethics Committee Member /
Galway Traveller Movement Education Group member /
Aontas Editorial board member for Journa /
Ubuntu Steering Committee Steering Committee member /

Consultancy

  Client Description
Higher Education Funding Council for England (HEFCE) & Office for Fair Access (OFFA)
Writing of Ireland report for a six-country study of widening participation effectiveness.Invited by Professor Liz Thomas (Project Lead) (EdgeHill University, UK) 

Outreach Activities

  Description

Steering Committee Education Group Galway Traveller Movement

Learning to Teach for Social Justice Service Learning Module in the PDE

 

The Education, Diversity and Social Justice Workshop for Teachers: Initially developed by the Galway Traveller Movement in 2008 for delivery to practising teachers, this workshop is being re-designed by the School of Education (Elaine Keane) and a number of community partners to include numerous ’forms’ of diversity and for wider implementation. A working group, comprising representatives from the School of Education, the Galway Traveller Movement, the Galway Refugee Support Group, the Galway One World Centre, SHOUT (a local LBGT group), the St. Vincent de Paul and the Galway City Partnership has been formed and meets regularly to collaboratively plan and design the workshop. The aim of the workshop is to support teachers’ development as educators committed to a social justice ethos, through an interrogation of their own class, ethnic, gender and dis/ability positionality and through an exploration of pedagogies for social justice.

Community Engagement

  Title Type From / To
Outreach Steering Committee Education Group Galway Traveller Movement /
Outreach The Education, Diversity and Social Justice Workshop for Teachers: Initially developed by the /
Outreach Learning to Teach for Social Justice Service Learning Module in the PDE  /

Reviews

  Journal Role
Teaching in Higher Education Editoral Board
Irish Educational Studies Reviewer
Studies In Higher Education Reviewer
International Journal of Education and Culture Editoral Board
The Adult Learner (Aontas) Editoral Board
Journal Of Education Policy Reviewer

Teaching Interests

I am the Director of the MEd, Chair of the SoE Research Committee, and Director of Doctoral Studies. My teaching focuses on Sociology of Education (issues of equity and diversity in education across a range of modules) in PME Years 1 and 2 and MEd Year 1, and on general and qualitative research methodologies in PME Year 2 and MEd Year 2. I supervise research at MEd and PhD levels, and supervise school placement students on the PME. I also contribute to CELT's Postgraduate Certificate in Teaching and Learning in Higher Education. 

Current Postgraduate Students (Taught)

  Name Degree Primary Supervisor
Olive Whyte Master of Education Y
Aine Bird Master of Education Y
Jacqueline Dockery Master of Education Y

Recent Postgraduate Students

  Graduation Name Degree Primary Supervisor
2016 Una NiSheanain PhD Y

Current Postgraduate Students (Research)

  Student Degree Type Type
Devon Goodwin Doctorate - Structured Ph.D. in Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences Supervisor
Maeve Dunne Doctorate - Structured Ph.D. in Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences Supervisor
Hannagh Mc Ginley Doctorate - Structured Ph.D. in Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences Supervisor

Modules Taught

  Term/Year Module Title Module Code Subject / Desc
2016-2017 PME1 Educational Sciences 1 ED6100
2016-2017 MEd Research Methodologies in Education ED289 15 ECTS
2016-2017 PME1 Professional Studies 1 ED6101
2016-2017 PME1 Professional Practice & School Placement ED6102
2016-2017 PME2 Educational Sciences 2 ED6200
2016-2017 PME2 Practitioner Research ED6201