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Dr Jacqueline-Aundrée Baxter FAcSS

ED D MA (Ed) PGCE PFHEA BA Hons

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Associate Professor / Senior Lecturer in Public Policy and Management

Department of Public Leadership and Social Enterprise –The Open University Business School

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Dr Jacqueline Baxter is Associate Professor/Senior Lecturer in Public Policy and Management at The Open University Business School, Chair on the MBA Programme and Co Editor in Chief of the Sage Publication Management in Education (https://uk.sagepub.com/en-gb/eur/journal/management-education). She is a Member of the Council of the British Education, Leadership Management and Administration Society, Non-Executive Director of The Fawcett Society and a Member of The British Academy of Management.

She Joined The Open University in 2005 as Education Development Officer, responsible for leading on educational development for the seven and a half thousand associate lecturers working at the OU. With a background in education and teacher training , she moved from there to as Research Fellow on the ESRC project Governing by Inspection, a bilateral project which examined how governments use inspection as a tool by which to govern education.

Her interests lie in the areas of public governance, leadership and accountablity, particularly in the realm of education. She has published articles in numerous journals, newspapers and until recently acted as public policy columnist on The Conversation, a role for which she was shortlisted for the award in outstanding online education commentary.

Her books include: School Governance: Policy, Politics and Practices and most recently: School Inspectors: Policy Implementers, Policy Shapers in National Policy Contexts: A book in which she examines the leadership and governance of education, offering insights into the politics of inspection policy implementation, and understanding of the ways in which school inspectorates not only influence the execution of inspection policy, but also help to shape it, playing a key role in the policy cycle. Within it she explores several accountability regimes throughout OECD member states and how these regimes play out operationally within different cultural and policy contexts.

Her current funded projects include: Understandings and formulation of democratic strategy in federated school structures (Leverhulme) and Accountability, capacity and trust to improve learning outcomes in South Africa; a systems approach to understand conditions and mechanisms of improvement of teaching and learning (DfID).

She has extensive experience within business and management roles and is a Member of The Institute of Leadership and Management. She has led and managed on numerous projects both within and outside of the university and acts as Adviser to a number of national and international organisations.

Country Expertise

Spain, France, South Africa, Sweden , England, Scotland, Wales.

Personal details

Languages: Native/ Advanced(C1/C2)/ Intermediate(B1/B2)/ Basic(A1/A2)

Self-assessment based using the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages.

English (C1)

French (C2)

Spanish (C2).

German (A2)

Tertiary/higher education

Year awarded Qualification, Subject, Name of institution, Awarding body

2012                       Doctor of education                                            The Open University

2005                       CPCAB Certificate in counselling skills           CPCAB

2004                       Master of Education                                           De Montfort University

2004                       Certificate of Leadership                                   University of Bedfordshire Business School

2003                       Post Grad Cert in Education              University of Greenwich

1998                       RSA Assessor and Verifier                 Royal Society of Arts

1998                       Further and Adult Teacher Cert                        City and Guilds

1985                       BA Hons Applied language studies (French, Spanish, politics) CNAA

Ealing College

1981                       Diplôme de langue Franḉaise                            Alliance Francaise.

Appointments and experience

Start year – End year

2017-pres

2015-17

2013-2015

2010-13

2008-10

2005-8

2004-6

2000-5

1987-90

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Title of post, Organisation

Senior Lecturer in Public Policy and Management –The Open University UK

Lecturer in Public Policy and Management –The Open University UK

Lecturer in Social Policy –The Open University UK

Research Fellow-The Open University UK

Senior Curriculum Manager –The Open University

Educational Development Officer –The Open University

Associate Lecturer in Education-The Open University

Lecturer in Education PGCE –The University of Greenwich

UK Customer Service Manager – Knight Ridder Unicom – World Trade Centre London.

Research

Research interests

My research interests lie in the area of public management and governance with a particular emphasis on the area of education. More specifically I am interested in the ways in which public policy is implemented and how this affects the identities and working practices of those involved in its implementation. I am currently working on two funded projects : As PI on the project Understandings and formulation of democratic strategy in federated school structures in England and Co I on the international DFiD funded project: Accountability, capacity and trust to improve Learning outcomes in South Africa: a systems approach to understand conditions and mechanisms of teaching and learning.

Research projects and grants

Information about grants held and projects involved with

  • Grant application -ESRC DFID fund. Raising Learning Outcomes in Education Systems. Project title: Accountability, capacity and trust to improve learning outcomes in South Africa; a systems approach to understand conditions and mechanisms of improvement of teaching and learning. Co-Investigator on project with buyout of 100k. Total value of grant: £975000. Awarded May 2017 for 4 years.
  • Grant application -British Council Leverhulme funding (small research grants.) Awarded (2016): £9893.00. Project title: Understandings and formulation of democratic strategy in federated school structures. Project start date: March 2017, for 3 years. (See website: http://business-school.open.ac.uk/research/understandings-and-formulation-democratic-strategy-federated-school-structures-england ).
  • Grant application- Strategic Research Area Governing and Governance: The Open University Business School. Funding granted for three projects all investigating strategy in education governance: Stream: Leadership for public and social value: £4000 (awarded) – Initial project seed corn funding awarded leading to Leverhulme Grant. Follow on funding (awarded)-£3990 Examining strategy in Multi- Academy Trusts leading to papers for: British Academy of Management Conference 2017; British Education Leadership, Management and Administration Society Conference, 2017, Public leadership Conference 2017.
  • Funding: £6000.00 from Centre for Citizenship Identities and Governance Psychosocial Programme (awarded Jan 2014) for project: Governing their Future. Leading to publication: School Governance: Policy Politics and Practices, 2016, Bristol, The Policy Press.
  • Funding: £500 from CCIG Publics Programme (awarded March 2014)).
  • Open University Careers Service Funding: 010614-010814.Funding: £1000.00. To lead project to investigate the employability perceptions of students studying for the BA Hons in social policy and criminology (awarded)
  • Scholarship Project: 010314-200415. Funding: £4000 (awarded). Developing the independent Learner: Student perceptions of online library engagement during undergraduate distance learning programmes funding to lead project with research partners: Findings presented at EDEN-University of Oxford October 2014 paper under review: International Review of Distance Learning.
  • Research Fellow on project : Governing By inspection: A three-year research project, funded by the ESRC and the Swedish Research Council (Vetenskapsrådet) compares the use of school inspection as a form of governing of education in the three systems of Sweden, Scotland and England, in the context of current changes in inspection practices in Europe. http://www.education.ox.ac.uk/governing-by-inspection/

Links with learned society / professional bodies

  • 2020: Fellow of the Academy of Social Sciences: Academy of Social Sciences.
  • 2020: Principal Fellow of The Higher Education Academy
  • 2012: Doctor of Education-The Open University. With a Thesis; An investigation into the role of professional learning on the online teaching identities of higher education lecturers.
  • 2007: Certificate in Counselling Skills. CPCAB
  • 2005: Member of SEDA. (Staff and Education Development Association)
  • 2004: Master of Education (Educational Studies). De Montfort University.
  • 2004: Certificate in Leadership Skills for Managers. University of Bedfordshire Business School.
  • 2003: Post Graduate Certificate in Education (Further Education and Training). The University of Greenwich.
  • 2008: RSA Assessor and Verifier. Royal Society of Arts.
  • 2001– 2015: Member of The Chartered Institute of Linguists (French, Spanish) (MCIOL)
  • 1998: The Further and Adult Education Teachers Certificate. Bedford College.
  • 1984: BA Hons In Applied Language Studies (French, Spanish, Politics). Ealing College
  • 1981 : Diplôme de langue Française. Alliance Française, Cannes, France.

2.Appointments and Experience: Summary and Dates.

  • 2018-present: Director, Centre for Innovation in Legal and Business Education (3 years)
  • 2017-present: Senior Lecturer in Public Policy and Management (FT permanent). Department of Public Leadership and Social Enterprise. The Faculty of Business and Law –The Open University
  • 2015-2017: Lecturer in Public Policy and Management (FT-permanent). Department of Public Leadership and Social Enterprise. The Faculty of Business and Law –The Open University
  • 2012-2015: Lecturer in Social Policy-The Open University-FT Fixed term (3 years)
  • 2011-2012: Research Fellow-The Open University Faculty of Social Sciences (FT) Fixed term (1.5 years)
  • 2010-2011: Project Officer/ Researcher Student Progression and Retention University Focus area 4. Student Services. The Open University

Appointments as advisors or consultants

  • Standing International Conference of Inspectorates
  • Invited set of seminars from 2017-18 on the role of inspectors in the formulation of government policy on inspection. This is as a result of my edited collection Baxter, J. (2017) School Inspectors: Operational Challenges in National Policy Contexts, London, and Springer. (150K words)
  • KESS (NI Assembly Knowledge Exchange Seminar Series) briefing. Chosen to present my research to the Northern Ireland Assembly in February 2017. This has been postponed until June 2018 as The Assembly disbanded in January of the same year. My presentation title is: School governor understandings of strategy in federated school structures and implications for federated structures in NI.
  • Evidence given to the government inquiry on The Trojan Horse Affair https://www.publications.parliament.uk/pa/cm201516/cmselect/cmeduc/324/32402.htm
  • Evaluating the Performance of Governing Bodies of Further Education Colleges and Academies in England.2012-14. Acted as external adviser on a project into board self-evaluation practices, led by Dr Ron Hill and supported by: Grant Thornton LLP UK; Learning and skills Improvement service; Open University; University of Southampton; Navigate Academies Trust; Odgers Brenton PLC.
  • Member of expert panel for City Forum – PEEL project – Commissioned by HMIC (Her Majesty’s Inspectorate of Constabulary- What Makes a good inspection. (2014-16)
  • Member of expert panel on ‘The Future of Ofsted’- consultation into the development of the education inspectorate. (2014-6)
  • Invited member of expert panel NGA National Conference 2015.

a)      Publications and press [public engagement]. A selection of some of my blog posts, press articles and interviews.

  1. Interview with Tracey Burns of the OECD for publication, Management in Education: https://journals.sagepub.com/doi/abs/10.1177/0892020620954585?journalCode=miea
  2. LSE Blog, Why this government will not regain the trust of the people: https://blogs.lse.ac.uk/politicsandpolicy/why-this-government-may-never-regain-the-trust-of-the-people/
  3. Article: An Editor’s Tale: Management in Education Through the ages, for Management in Education Journal. https://journals.sagepub.com/doi/full/10.1177/0892020620963100
  4. SCiLAB blog: Online teaching; starting out; My story; http://www.open.ac.uk/blogs/scilab/index.php/2020/04/29/online-teaching-starting-out-my-story/
  5. Interview with Susan Young for the National Association of Headteachers’ Blog: https://www.naht.org.uk/news-and-opinion/thought-leadership/what-motivates-multi-academy-trusts-mats-to-grow/
  6. Sage Journals Blog; Academic women and Higher Education: some progress but a long way to go: https://journalsblog.sagepub.com/blog/guest/academic-women-and-higher-education-some-progress-but-a-long-way-to-go
  7. The Impact Initiative Blog; for international development research; ‘Can a national curriculum reduce inequality? Reflections from South Africa; https://www.theimpactinitiative.net/blog/blog-can-national-curriculum-reduce-inequality-reflections-south-africa
  8. HR Magazine Most Influential: http://business-school.open.ac.uk/sites/business-school.open.ac.uk/files/files/HR_eBook_OUBS.pdf Title: Women on Public Sector Boards.
  9. Discover Society: Democratic Governance in Education: http://discoversociety.org/2016/11/01/democratic-governance-in-education/
  1. The Guardian Newspaper: Sir Philip Dilley’s resignation shows how hard it is to be a public sector chair http://www.theguardian.com/public-leaders-network/2016/jan/14/sir-phillip-dilley-resignation-public-sector-chair-environment-agency
  1. The Observer Newspaper 191014- Expert Commentary on Head teachers as inspectors: http://www.theguardian.com/education/2014/oct/18/headteachers-ofsted-inspectors-accountability
  1. Regulatory Overkill. Rising inequality and profiteering from education? Is this the future for English Education?https://www.belmas.org.uk/BELMAS-Blog/regulatory-overkill-rising-inequality-and-profiteering-from-education-is-this-the-future-for-english-education
  1. What does the head of Ofsted do? https://theconversation.com/what-does-the-head-of-ofsted-do-54929
  2. The Government’s vision for education is difficult to swallow – here’s why: https://theconversation.com/the-governments-vision-for-education-is-difficult-to-swallow-heres-why-53349
  3. More women on company boards but what about the public sector? https://theconversation.com/more-women-on-company-boards-but-what-about-the-public-sector-50498
  4. By extending the remit of PCCs the government is playing with fire: https://theconversation.com/more-women-on-company-boards-but-what-about-the-public-sector-50498
  5. Like it or not, schools are being converted into academies, that’s anti-democratic: https://theconversation.com/more-women-on-company-boards-but-what-about-the-public-sector-50498
  6. Why it is a huge mistake to get rid of parent governors on school boards: https://theconversation.com/why-it-is-a-huge-mistake-to-get-rid-of-parent-governors-on-school-boards-56700
  7. What does the head of Ofsted do? https://theconversation.com/what-does-the-head-of-ofsted-do-54929
  8. The Government’s vision for education is difficult to swallow- here’s why. https://theconversation.com/the-governments-vision-for-education-is-difficult-to-swallow-heres-why-53349
  9. More women on company boards, but what about the public sector? https://theconversation.com/more-women-on-company-boards-but-what-about-the-public-sector-50498
  10. By extending the remit of PCCs, the government is playing with fire: https://theconversation.com/by-extending-the-remit-of-pccs-the-government-is-playing-with-fire-47909
  11. Like it or not, schools are being converted into academies, that’s anti-democratic. https://theconversation.com/like-it-or-not-schools-are-being-converted-into-academies-thats-anti-democratic-47012

 

  1. Note to the next education minister: leave schools alone: https://theconversation.com/note-to-the-next-education-minister-leave-schools-alone-41378
  2. There’s more to primary school place shortages than the cost of free schools: https://theconversation.com/theres-more-to-primary-school-place-shortages-than-the-cost-of-free-schools-40608
  3. First job for the next education minister: avoid a teacher strike over school budgets: https://theconversation.com/theres-more-to-primary-school-place-shortages-than-the-cost-of-free-schools-40608
  4. The spectre of ‘British Values’ and education policy: https://theconversation.com/theres-more-to-primary-school-place-shortages-than-the-cost-of-free-schools-40608
  5. Parents at Durham Free School are paying a high price for the ideology of school choice: https://theconversation.com/theres-more-to-primary-school-place-shortages-than-the-cost-of-free-schools-40608
  6. Governance in the spotlight as Ofsted finds 170,00 children in ‘inadequate’ secondary schools: https://theconversation.com/theres-more-to-primary-school-place-shortages-than-the-cost-of-free-schools-40608
  7. Debate over national values is a threat to the education system: https://theconversation.com/theres-more-to-primary-school-place-shortages-than-the-cost-of-free-schools-40608
  8. You wouldn’t want an unqualified doctor or lawyer…so why are untrained teachers ok? https://theconversation.com/theres-more-to-primary-school-place-shortages-than-the-cost-of-free-schools-40608
  9. Trojan Horse: Snap School inspections will not solve wider governance issueshttps://theconversation.com/trojan-horse-snap-school-inspections-will-not-solve-wider-governance-issues-27824
  10. Heaping on the pressure won’t attract school governors
  11. https://theconversation.com/heaping-on-pressure-wont-attract-more-school-governors-27255
  12. Ofsted’s Future at stake after Trojan Horse Scandal: https://theconversation.com/ofsteds-future-at-stake-after-trojan-horse-scandal-25936
  13. Lessons from Europe on how best to inspect schools: https://theconversation.com/lessons-from-europe-on-how-best-to-inspect-schools-28638
  14. Teaching British Values to toddlers will be tough to enforce: https://theconversation.com/teaching-british-values-to-toddlers-will-be-tough-to-enforce-30436
  15. After Trojan Horse, why paying school governors is not a catch all solution: https://theconversation.com/after-trojan-horse-why-paying-school-governors-is-not-a-catch-all-solution-29500
  16. Trojan Horse: Snap school inspections will not solve wider governance issues: https://theconversation.com/trojan-horse-snap-school-inspections-will-not-solve-wider-governance-issues-27824
  17. Heaping on pressure won’t attract more school governors: https://theconversation.com/heaping-on-pressure-wont-attract-more-school-governors-27255
  18. Sending in Ofsted to inspect private schools could level the education playing field: https://theconversation.com/sending-in-ofsted-to-inspect-private-schools-could-level-the-education-playing-field-26832
  19. Riding out the Crisis: The Trojan Horse, the media and the inspectorate- implications for Ofsted: http://www.discoversociety.org/
  20. Baxter, J. (2014). Without fear or favour? School inspection in turbulent times. Retrieved from http://www.open.edu/openlearn/people-politics-law/politics-policy-people/social-policy/trojan-horse-snap-school-inspections-will-not-solve-wider-governance-issues
  21. Blog Posts: jacquelinebaxter.net
  22. Guest Blog: Regulating the governor, a case of MAD?

http://saseproject.com/2014/01/25/regulating-the-governor-a-case-of-mad/

  1. The Modern Governor- regular contributor from November 2014. http://www.moderngovernor.com/
  2. BERA Respecting Children: invited contribution published in November 2014 (contribution on manifesto promises on educational equity). https://berarespectingchildren.wordpress.com/?s=Baxter

 

Blog inclusions in OU Courses:

  • YXM830 : Advance your independent learning
  • B875: Mangers of Change
  • B329: Leadership in a Changing World
  • B207: Shaping Business Opportunities
  • B839: The Management Initiative

c)Public engagement Research.

1.ESRC grant ES/P005888/2 (formerly ES/P005888/1 :)Accountability, capacity and trust to improve learning outcomes in South Africa; a systems approach to understand conditions and mechanisms of improvement of teaching and learning.

 Impact

The following activities relate to the impact and public engagement events I have carried out for the grant above.

  • March 2018:18 meetings with key stakeholders to discuss the study and how it might be relevant to their work:5 teacher unions, Gauteng Department of Education, FEDSAS (national representative organisation for school governing bodies), advocacy groups e.g. Corruption Watch, Global Teachers Institute, Global Campaign for Education, the ZENEX Foundation, Save the Children South Africa (SCSA) and a range of academics.
  • March 2018: Organized a seminar in Johannesburg with stakeholders to discuss findings from literature study and discuss outcomes in small groups (20 high level participants).
  • March 2018 and February 2019: meetings with our 14 academics and practitioners to share findings from project.
  • Feb 2019: 3 one day group model building sessions, constructing causal loop diagrams to explain the high inequality across the system. With:
    • 10 district curriculum managers and subject advisors from KwaZulu Natal
    • 10 teachers from high and low performing schools in KwaZulu Natal
    • Academics and practitioners working on school accountability and improvement.
  • February 2019: meetings with the district director and circuit managers from KwaZulu Natal and the Gauteng Department of
  • February 2019: Meeting with Corruption Watch South Africa to discuss corruption in South African Education, next steps in the research and further collaboration.

Knowledge transfer and mobilization

Knowledge transfer and mobilization took place in the above meetings, and in various international networks, such as the OECD’s Strategic Education Governance project; specifically:

  • April 2018: Seminar at the IOE in London on ‘trust and accountability’, sharing the findings from our literature review with academics and practitioners (including online streaming). https://mediacentral.ucl.ac.uk/Play/12186
  • August 2018: EARLI (European Association on Research on Learning and Instruction), presenting the paper ‘Trust and accountability to improve learning outcomes; a systematic literature review’.
  • September 2018. RLO Africa Symposium; presentation ‘An exploration of the relationship between trust and accountability in South African primary education’.
  • October 2018. Seminar at George Washing University, US on ‘trust and accountability to build a more equitable education system in South Africa.
  • April 2019. BSA (British Sociological Association) Annual Conference. Presenting a paper on ‘Corruption and trust in South African Education:  Perceptions of teachers and school boards. https://www.britsoc.co.uk/media/24958/ac2019_all_abstracts_by_session.pdf
  • April 2019. CIES (Comparative International Education Society) annual conference. Paper presentation on ‘Trust and accountability to improve learning outcomes in South Africa; a systematic literature review’.
  • June 2019. RISE annual conference Washington; presentation ‘Trust and accountability to improve learning outcomes in South Africa; a systematic literature review’.
  • November 2019. International seminar ‘Trust and Accountability to Improve Education Systems’. VU Amsterdam (40 participants).
  1. 2017.Grant application -British Council Leverhulme funding (small research grants.) Awarded: £9893.00. Project title: Understandings and formulation of democratic strategy in federated school structures. PI. 3 years.

Knowledge exchange

The following activities were carried out as part of knowledge exchange for this grant:

  • 2019:Seminar with Leeds Governor Support: Governance and Strategy in Multi -Academy trusts.
  • 2018: Interview with NAHT. (National Association of Headteachers). https://www.naht.org.uk/news-and-opinion/thought-leadership/what-motivates-multi-academy-trusts-mats-to-grow/
  • 2018: Panellist; National Governance Association Annual Conference, London.
  • 2018: Invited Keynote: Inside Government Conference: Raising Standards through Multi Academy Trust Inspections, Tuesday 19th July 2018, Holborn Bars; MAT Accountability: Challenges and Opportunities for Inspectors and School Leaders
  • 2018: Invited Keynote: Inside Government Conference: Raising Standards through Multi Academy Trust Inspections, Tuesday 19th July 2018, Holborn Bars; MAT Accountability: Challenges and Opportunities for Inspectors and School Leaders.

Impact

The following activities were carried out as part of impact for this grant:

3. Baxter, J. (2017) School Inspectors: Operational Challenges in National Policy Contexts, London, Springer.

Impact

  • This book is included as reading on a number of MA in Inspection courses, for example the Institute of Education, London and Johannes Kepler University Linz.

It also led to the following Knowledge Exchange activities :

  • 2018: Invited Keynote: Inspection: Legitimacy, independence and trust, Standing International Conference of Inspectorates of Europe, 17 November 2018 Belgrade.
  • 2018: Invited Keynote: Inside Government Conference: Raising Standards through Multi Academy Trust Inspections, Tuesday 19th July 2018, Holborn Bars; MAT Accountability: Challenges and Opportunities for Inspectors and School Leaders
  • 2018: Seminar Lecture: Trust, capacity and culture Seminar Lecture – UCL The Institute of Education -24/04/18: educationalevaluation.net: https://mediacentral.ucl.ac.uk/Play/12186
  • 2018: Invited Keynote: The University of Leicester Postgraduate Conference: 160718. Title: Trust, capacity and Accountability in Education in England.
  • 2017: Consultant advisor on the future of Inspection: Ofsted: London. As a result of my work on inspection Ofsted effected a major policy change in brining all inspectors in house and removing contractor involvement in the process. This ensured that inspector training and development is high quality and created a better relationship between the agency and the profession it inspects.

Publications (since 2012)

10.Publications

a) Authored Books

Baxter, J. (2016) School Governing: Policy, Politics and Practice, Bristol: The Policy Press. ISBN: 9781447326021

b)Edited Books

  • Ehren, M, Baxter, J. (2020) Accountability, trust and capacity in education system reform, London, Routledge.
  • Baxter, J., Callaghan, G, and McAvoy, J. (2018) Creativity and Critique in online learning, London, Palgrave. (https://www.palgrave.com/gp/book/9783319782973)
  • Baxter, J. (2017) School Inspectors: Operational Challenges in National Policy Contexts, London, Springer

c)Chapters in books:

  1. Baxter J, (in press) Trust in school leadership: the case of South Africa, in Dennis, A, The Impact of Policy on the practice of educational leadership: Management, governance, administration, authority and power.
  2. Baxter, J. (forthcoming) Creating community in online teaching and learning, in Tijan, k, Pedagogy and Pedagogical Challenges. Pedagogy and Pedagogical Challenges,” an Open Access book edited by Dr Kirsi Tirri and Auli Toom.
  3. Ehren, M and Baxter, J. (2020) Chapter 1. Trust, capacity and accountability; three building blocks of education system reform, in Ehren, M, Baxter, J and Paterson, A, Accountability, trust and capacity in education system reform’. London Routledge.
  4. Ehren, M and Baxter, J. (2020) Chapter 2. Governance of education systems: trust, accountability and capacity in hierarchies, markets and networks in Ehren, M, Baxter, J and Paterson, A, Accountability, trust and capacity in education system reform’. London Routledge.
  5. Baxter, J and Ehren, M. (2020) Distrusting cultures and contexts and capacity for system level improvement, in Ehren, M, Baxter, J and Paterson, A, Accountability, trust and capacity in education system reform’. London Routledge.
  6. Ehren, M and Baxter, J, (2020) Chapter 14, System level perspectives of interactions between trust, accountability and capacity-building: Conclusions, in Ehren, M, Baxter, J and Paterson, A, Accountability, trust and capacity in education system reform’. London Routledge.
  7. Volmink, J, and Baxter, J. (2020) Corruption, nepotism and a culture of distrust in South Africa, in Ehren, M, Baxter, J and Paterson, A, Accountability, trust and capacity in education system reform’
  8. Ehren, M, Baxter, J. and Paterson, A (2020) Trust, accountability and capacity: three building blocks of education system reform, in Ehren, M, Baxter, J and Paterson, A, Accountability, trust and capacity in education system reform’
  9. Baxter, J (2019), New modes of collaborative governance: Governing collaborations in a new school landscape, power, control and communication in Allen, J. and Articles, 2020 World Yearbook of Education, Routledge, London. https://www.routledge.com/World-Yearbook-of-Education-2017-Assessment-Inequalities/Allan-Artiles/p/book/9781138699229
  10. Baxter, J. (2019). School Governors in R. Papa (Ed.), [Oxford] Encyclopedia of Educational Administration. New York, New York: Oxford University Press. https://oxfordre.com/education/view/10.1093/acrefore/9780190264093.001.0001/acrefore-9780190264093-e-704
  11. Baxter, J. (2018) School Inspectors in Europe: exploring their role in implementing and shaping inspection policy in Wilkins, A and Olmedo, A. The Governance Turn, Palgrave, London
  12. Callaghan, G, Baxter, J and McAvoy, J (2018) The Future of online teaching and learning and an invitation to debate. In Baxter, J, Callaghan, G and McAvoy, J (Eds) Creativity and Critique in Online Learning: Exploring and Examining Innovations in Online Pedagogy. London. Palgrave.
  13. Baxter, J, Callaghan, G and McAvoy, J (2018) Creativity and Critique in Online teaching and learning: Innovations in Online Pedagogy. In Baxter, J, Callaghan, G and McAvoy, J (Eds) Creativity and Critique in Online Learning: Exploring and Examining Innovations in Online Pedagogy. London. Palgrave.
  14. Baxter, J, Callaghan, G and McAvoy, J. (2018) The Context of online teaching and learning: Neoliberalism, marketization and online teaching. In Baxter, J, Callaghan, G and McAvoy, J (Eds) Creativity and Critique in Online Learning: Exploring and Examining Innovations in Online Pedagogy. London. Palgrave.
  15. Baxter, J. (2016) School inspectors, policy implementers, policy shapers: influences and activities. In Baxter (Ed) School Inspectors: Operational Challenges in National Policy Contexts, London, Springer.
  16. J. (2016) Inspectors in the Media. In Baxter (Ed). School Inspectors: Operational Challenges in National Policy Contexts, London, Springer.
  17. Baxter, J. (2017) School Inspectors: shaping and evolving policy understandings. In Baxter (Ed) School Inspectors Operational Challenges in National Policy Contexts, London; Springer.
  18. Baxter, J. and Hult, A. (2016). School inspectors in Sweden and England: the impact of changing policy on practices. In Baxter. (Ed). School Inspectors: operational challenges in National Policy Contexts, London: Springer. In press
  19. Lawn, M.,Baxter, J., Segerholm, C., & Grek, S.(2014) Inspection and the local. In S. Grek & J. Lindengren (Eds.), Governing by inspection: embodied regulation. London: Routledge.pp.ISBN:978-1138796050, PP,96-116
  20. Baxter, J., Rönnberg, L.(2014) Inspection in the Media. In S. Grek & J. Lindengren (Eds.), Governing by Inspection: Embodied Regulation. London: Routledge (percentage 60%) ISBN:978-1138796050,PP,159-172.
  21. Baxter, J., Grek, S. & Segerholm, C (2014) Shifting Frameworks: shifting Criteria. In S. Grek & J. Lindgren (Eds.), Governing by Inspection: embodied regulation ,London,Routledge. ISBN:978-1138796050,PP,74-96.
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d)Journal Articles Refereed Published.

 

  1. Baxter, J. and John, A. Accountability in English Education (accepted 070620) Special issue of School leadership and Management: Multi School Organisation, Edited by Toby Greaney. (3*)(in press) (80%)
  2. Baxter, J, A. and Cornforth, C. (2019) Governing collaborations: how boards engage with their communities in multi-academy trusts in England. Public Management Review: 1-23. (DOI 10.1080/14719037.2019.1699945) (3*) (80%)
  3. Baxter, J and Floyd, A. (2019 ) Strategic narrative in Multi Academy trusts: Principal drivers for expansion, British Educational Research Journal, 45 Issue 5, p, 1050-1071 (4*) (80%)
  4. Ehren, M., Paterson, A., & Baxter, J. (2019). Accountability and trust: Two sides of the same coin? Journal of Educational Change, 1-31. (4*) (50%)
  5. J. (2017) School Governor Regulation in England’s Changing Education Landscape. Educational Management Administration & Leadership, vol. 45, 1: pp. 20-39. (4*) (100%)
  6. Baxter, J (2015) Faire sens de la gouvernance des écoles en Angleterre ; sources d’information et défis. Recherches et Formation (3*)(http://rechercheformation.revues.org/2369 (100%)
  7. Clarke, J., & Baxter, J. (2014). Satisfactory Progress? Keywords in English School Inspection.Education Inquiry5(4) online at: http://www.education-inquiry.net/index.php/edui/article/view/23485 ( 60%)
  8. Baxter, J., & Clarke, J. (2014). Knowledge, Authority and Judgement: The Changing Practices of School Inspection in England. Sisyphus Journal of Education 2(1), online at: file:///C:/Users/Jacqueline/Downloads/3880-9930-1-SM.pdf (percentage 70%)
  9. J. & Haycock, J. (2014). Roles and student identities in online large course forums: implications for practice. International Review of Open and Distance Learning, 15(1), online at: http://www.irrodl.org/index.php/irrodl/article/view/1593/2763 (percentage, 90%)
  10. Baxter, J. (2014a). An independent inspectorate? Addressing the paradoxes of educational inspection in 2013. School Leadership and Management http://www.tandfonline.com/eprint/tY4sKEuNn6NBQAggrGkM/full. (100%)
  11. Baxter, J., & Clarke, J. (2013). Farewell to the Tickbox Inspector ?Ofsted and the changing regime of school inspection in England. Oxford Review of Education 39(5), 702-718. (70%).
  12. Baxter, J., & Wise, C. (2013). Federation governing: translation or transformation ? Management in Education: special issue Governing and Governance 27(3), 106-111. (70%)
  13. Baxter, J. A. (2013). Professional inspector or inspecting professional? Teachers as inspectors in a new regulatory regime for education in England. Cambridge Journal of Education, 43(4), 467-485. (100%)
  14. Ozga, J., Baxter, J., Clarke, J., Grek, S., & Lawn, M. (2013). The Politics of Educational Change: Governance and School Inspection in England and Scotland Swiss Journal of Sociology, 39(2), 37-55. (40%)
  15. Baxter, J. (2012) Who am I and What Keeps Me Going? Profiling the distance learning student in higher education International Review of Research in Open and Distance Learning: Volume 13, No.4: 107-129: online at: http://www.irrodl.org/index.php/irrodl/article/view/1283 (100%)
  16. Baxter, J. (2012) The Impact of Professional Learning on the Online Teaching Identities of Higher Education Lecturers. European Journal of Open, Distance and E-Learning, Volume 11: online at: http://www.eurodl.org/?article=527 (100%)
  17. Baxter, J. (2011). An investigation into the role of professional learning on the online teaching identities of Higher Education Lecturers Doctorate in Education The Open University UK, Milton Keynes.Retrieved from http://oro.open.ac.uk/33928/ (100%)
  18. Baxter, J. (2010) Bien dans Sa Peau; the role of professional learning in the development of online teaching identities of part time HE Lecturers. Paper presented at the 2010 Academic Identities for the 21stCentury Conference. ISBN 978-0-947649-72-72 (100%)
  19. Baxter, J. (2011b). Public Sector Professional identities: etiolation or evolution; a review of the literature. Retrieved from http://oro.open.ac.uk/29793/

Journal Articles Under Review

  1. Ehren, M, Baxter, J and Patterson, A. Theorising the relationship between Trust, Accountability and Capacity in Education Systems, Journal of Trust Research, (under Review).
  2. Ehren, M. and Baxter, J. (in press) A national curriculum to reduce inequality? South Africa’s curriculum and assessment policy, The Journal of Curriculum Studies.
  3. Baxter, J and Ehren, M. Trust in Leadership in South African Schools: Key in improving learning outcomes ? (in revision, BERJ)
  4. Baxter, J and Ehren, M.C.M. Corruption and trust in South African Education: Perceptions of teachers and school boards (under review, EMAL)

e) Recent Conference Contributions

 

  1. Baxter, J and Hinton, M (2020). Investigation into students’ non submission of final assignment: The case of B100. The Open University Scholarship Conference (online) 13th October 2020.
  2. Ehren, M, Paterson, A and Baxter, J (2020) School accountability in Africa: bringing together research, policy and practitioner perspectives. CIES 2021 Seattle, the 65th Annual Conference of the Comparative and International Education Society (CIES).
  3. Ehren, M, Paterson, A and Baxter, J (2020) Causal sequences to explain ineffective school accountability in South Africa’s KwaZulu Natal, CIES 2021 Seattle, the 65th Annual Conference of the Comparative and International Education Society (CIES).
  4. Sinclair, S, Butler,D, Fitzgerald, E, Baxter, J and Rai,L.(2020) The Open University Scholarship Steering Group and Centres for Scholarship and Innovation. Advance HE 2020-July 7-12 online at: https://www.advance-he.ac.uk/programmes-events/conferences
  5. Baxter, Harding and Reid. (2020) ‘Crossing over: Practitioner to Academic Transitions in an online business and law school. Edulearn 2020 – July 06-08 online at: org/edulearn/list_of_accepted_abstracts.
  6. Baxter, J. and Ehren, M. Trust in School Governing Bodies in South Africa: Principles and practice. AERA Annual meeting April 09 -12th; 2021 Orlando, Florida
  7. Baxter, J and Ehren, M, (2020) Trust and Social Capital; Trust between Schools and their Communities in South Africa; CCEAM Conference, 1-4 Sept 2020. Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.
  8. Ehren, M, Paterson, A. Hendricks, A and Baxter, J. (2020) A national curriculum to reduce inequality? How South Africa’s curriculum and assessment policy is increasing achievement gaps. RISE Conference, 2020 ,19-21. Oxford. England.
  9. Baxter, J and Ehren, M. and Paterson, A. (2020) Articulating Teacher Professionalism through trust relations. BELMAS Conference 2020 3rd – 5th July 2020: Educational Leadership for a sustainable future
  10. Baxter, J, and Ehren, M. (2020) Open university Festival of Research; 19-20 February 2020. The Faculty of Business and Law: Corruption and trust in South African Education; Perceptions of teachers and school boards.
  11. Baxter, J, Heystek, J and Ehren, M. (2020) Teacher unions in South Africa: Supporting or undermining professional practice? ECER Conference; Research (re) Connecting Communities 2020 25th -28th August 2020
  12. Ehren, M. Paterson, A. and Baxter, J. (2020) School accountability in Africa: bringing together research, policy and practitioner perspectives. CIES 2020 Miami, the 64th Annual Conference of the Comparative and International Education Society (CIES).
  13. Baxter, J, Ehren, M., Paterson, A.(2019) Corruption and trust in South African Education: Perceptions of teachers and school boards.. BSA Annual Conference 2019 – Challenging Social Hierarchies and Inequalities24–26 April 2019. Glasgow Caledonian University, UK. Glasgow Caledonian University, UK
  14. Baxter, J (2019) Learning strategy in Multi Academy Trusts: knowledge as narrative. Presented at ECER 2019; Education in an Era of Risk- the Role of Educational Research for the future. Hamburg September 3-6th
  15. Baxter, J (2019) Creating community in online teaching and learning) Paper presented at EDULEARN 2019, 11th International Conference on Education and New Learning Technologies, Palma, Mallorca.
  16. Ehren, M. C. M., Paterson, A., & Baxter, J. (2019). Accountability and trust: two sides of the same coin? Paper presented at the CIES; Comparative and International Education Society conference 2019; Education for Sustainability San Francisco
  17. Ehren, M. C. M., Paterson, A., Baxter, J., Taylor, N., & Chonco, N. (2019). Accountability and trust: two sides of the same coin? Paper presented at the RISE – Research on Improving Systems of Education Centre for Global Development, Washington, DC.
  18. Ehren, M. C. M., Paterson, A., & Baxter, J. (2019). Accountability and trust: two sides of the same coin? Paper presented at the CIES; Comparative and International Education Society conference 2019; Education for Sustainability San Francisco
  19. Paterson, Ehren, Baxter (2018) An exploration of the relationship between trust and accountability in South African primary education ESRC DFID Raising Learning Outcomes in Education Systems Research Programme, Africa Symposium,12 – 13 September 2018.Sunnyside Park Hotel, Johannesburg, South Africa
  20. Baxter, J. (2018).Defining the direction: Strategic discourse in Multi Academy Trusts in England British Education Leadership, Management and Administration Conference 2018: 6-8th July 2018.Beaumont Estate, Windsor, UK ‘Education Policy and Sustainability: global perspectives from the field of educational leadership’: https://www.belmas.org.uk/All-Events/BELMAS-Annual-Conference-2018/50030
  21. Ehren, M., Baxter, J. and Paterson, A. (2018). Trust and accountability to improve learning outcomes; a systematic literature review European Association for Research on Learning and Instruction- SIG 18 and 23 (under review)
  22. Ehren, M., Baxter, J. and Patterson, A. How a lack of trust invites a lack of accountability;
  23. The case of South Africa. Research on Improving Systems of Education Conference, 2018, Blavatnik School of Government, Oxford, UK. 21st-22nd June 2018 (under review)
  24. Baxter, J., Ehren, M. and Patterson, A. Distrust: Context, Culture and Corruption: the case of Governance of South African Education. Research on Improving Systems of Education Conference, 2018, Blavatnik School of Government, Oxford, UK. 21st-22nd June 2018 (under review)
  25. Baxter, J (2017) Giddens’ Structuration Framework to explore power and trust in strategy making in English Education Governance, British Academy of Management Conference, 2017, Reconnecting management research with the disciplines: Shaping the Research Agenda for the social sciences, University of Warwick, 5th -9th September 2017.
  26. Baxter, J. (2017) Using Giddens structuration framework to investigate board level strategy making in English Multi Academy trust schools. ECER 2017, Reforming Education and the Imperative of Constant Change: Ambivalent roles of policy and educational research. 21-25 August 2017, Copenhagen.
  27. Krahmal, V, Fitzgerald, S. and Baxter, J. (2017) Governor understanding of Financial Information. BELMAS Conference 2017, Educational leadership for a global society: challenges, dilemmas and ways forward.” Stratford on Avon, 7-9th July 2017.
  28. Baxter, J. (2017) School Boards and Their Role in Creating Public Value, BELMAS Conference 2017, Educational leadership for a global society: challenges, dilemmas and ways forward.”, Stratford on Avon, 7-9th July 2017.
  29. Baxter, J, Cornforth, C and Stansfield, A. (2017) Structures, strategy and stakeholder communication: three key challenges for the public leadership and governance of education in England. 2nd Public and Political Leadership conference to be held at The Open University in Milton Keynes (UK) on 6th-7th April 2017
  30. Baxter, J. and Cornforth, C. (2017) Strategic learning in school boards: Factors influencing board approaches to strategy. SRA Governance Strand Mini Conference, 10th January 2017, the Open University Business School.
  31. Baxter, J. (2016) The strategic board member; challenges and opportunities in federated school structures, BELMAs Conference 2016, Unlocking Leadership and management potential in different contexts, 7th -10th July 2016, Carden Park, Cheshire, England.
  32. Baxter, J. (2016) Strategic leadership: board members in areas of high deprivation, ‘deliver ology or systems approach. BELMAS Symposium at The American Educational Research Association Conference 2016,’Public Scholarship to Educate Diverse Democracies,’ 8th -13th April 2016, Washington DC: http://www.aera.net/EventsMeetings/AnnualMeeting/Program/tabid/16140/Default.aspx
  33. J. and Farrell, C. (2015) Leadership and Comparative Models of Governance in Public Services in England and Wales Baxter, J., Farrell, C. and Morris, J. Policy and Politics Conference 2015 ‘Democracy, Inequality and Power: Redefining Classic Concepts for the 21st Century, University of Bristol: http://www.bris.ac.uk/sps/policypolitcs/policyandpolitics2015/full-papers/
  34. Baxter, J. (2014). Naming, framing and shaming: the role and function of the media on education and inspection policy in England Paper presented at the European Educational Research Conference “The Past, the Present and Future of Educational Research in Europe” 1 – 5 September 2014., Porto Portugal
  35. Baxter, J. (2014). Working knowledge: shifting criteria in inspection Paper presented at the Governing by inspection: insights from international studies, The Open University UK. http://www.open.ac.uk/ccig/events/governing-by-inspection-insights-from-international-studies
  36. Baxter, J. (2014). Shifting knowledge: shifting criteria – School inspection in 2014. Paper presented at The Changing face of school inspections: theories and practices June 3-4, 2014, University of Gothenburg, Sweden. http://www.ips.gu.se/english/isi-tl
  37. Baxter, J. and Ozga, J. (2013) Working Knowledge: governing by inspection in England and Scotland. Paper presented at the BERA Conference 3-5thSeptember 2013. University of Sussex.
  38. Grek, S., Baxter, J., Hult, A., Segerholm, C., Lindgren, J. (2013) Symposium Governing by inspection: school inspecting as brokering and mediating work, Network 23 Policy and The Politics of Education. ECER Conference 2013 Istanbul. Creativity and Innovation in Educational Research.
  39. Baxter, J. and Haycock, J. (2013) Roles and student identities in online large course forums: implications for practice. Paper presented at the BERA Conference 3-5thSeptember 2013. University of Sussex.
  40. Baxter, J. and Hult, A. (2013) Different systems, different identities: school inspectors in England and Sweden a comparative study. Network 28 The Sociologies of Education. ECER Conference 2013 Istanbul. Creativity and Innovation in Educational Research.
  41. Baxter, J. (2012). Interface at the chalk face: the changing role of English inspection and its impact on professional practice. Paper presented at the International Professional Development Association Conference 2012 Birmingham.

F) All other works

Research Reports

  1. 2020: Leverhulme Trust: Understandings and formulation of democratic strategy in federated school structures in England
  2. 2020.Department for International Development: Report into the relationship between trust, accountability and capacity in raising learning outcomes in South African Primary Education. Qualitative Case study report.
  3. 2017.Department for Education Gauteng/ Jed Education Services South Africa.: Literature review on Trust Accountability and Capacity in raising learning outcomes in South African primary education.
  4. Grant Thornton LLP UK; Learning and skills Improvement service; Navigate Academies Trust; Odgers Brenton PLC Board self-evaluation practices for.
  5. Baxter, J., & Martyn, R. (2010). Student Progression: effective interventions and areas for development. For The Open University UK- Strategic Priority area 6: Student Progression and Retention.

Other

  1. Baxter, J (2009) Teaching Doctors; A Guide for NHS clinicians; Oxford, Oxford Medical Press Ltd.
  2. McGuire, S, Baxter, J (2016) Teaching skills for Doctors, Edinburgh, Oxford Medical Publications Ltd.
  3. Baxter, J., Daniels, H., Haughton, J., Gaskell, A., Macdonald, J., Mcdonnell, E., McQueen, B., Pagis, Z., Parsons, R. and Rasheed, L. (2008). Teaching and learning at the Open University, a guide for Associate Lecturers. Milton Keynes. Open University Press: ISBN 978-0-7492-1271-1
  4. Makin, L, Sibthorpe, R., Baxter, J. and Peoples, R. (2006) Supporting Students in Prison. A guide for associate Lecturers. Milton Keynes. Open University Press. ISBN-978-07492-2922-1

G) Book Reviews

International Journal of Lifelong Education (2015) Vol 34, Issue, 3 Weinbren, D. (2015) The Open University: a history, Manchester: Manchester University Press.

  • Sociology Online (2013). Gewirtz, Sharon and Cribb, Alan, Understanding Education: A Sociological Perspective Polity Press: Cambridge
    2009
    9780745633459 (pb)
  • Management in Education (2013). Bush, T. and Middlewood, D. Leading and Managing People in Education. (London, Sage, 2013). ISBN:978-1-4462-7
  • People, Place and Policy Online (2014). Halsaa, B, Roseneil, S. and Sümer, S. Remaking Citizenship in Multicultural Europe Women’s movements, Gender and Diversity. Palgrave Macmillan 2012.ISBN: 978-0-230-27628-4

 

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