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Dr Jacqueline Baxter

Dr Jacqueline Baxter

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Professional biography

I have been working for the OU for 16 years and during this time have held a variety of academic roles. My current role is as Director for the Centre of Innovation in Online Business and Legal Education (SCILAB). I am also Chair on the MBA programme.

I began my career working in The City of London for a commodity trading information firm based on Fleet Street London. From there I trained in teaching and set up a consultancy specialising in training and development. 

I moved into HE with a position in teacher training (further education and training) and joined the OU as Educational Developer for tutors in 2005.

I am Principle Fellow of  The Higher Education Academy and Fellow of the Academy of Social Sciences. I sit on  The Council of BELMAS (The British Educational Leadership, Management and Administration Society (https://www.belmas.org.uk/) as an elected member, and lead on web engagement and communications.

I  was Editor in Chief  of the Sage Journal Management in Education (MiE) from 2016- 2021,  and founder editor of The Belmas Blog. For 4 years (2016 -19) I was non executive Director, Chair of Governance,  and Deputy Chair  of The Fawcett Society , London. I served for 25 years as school governor at primary, middle and secondary schools in Bedfordshire. During this time i also served as Elected Member of the Select Committee for Lifelong Learning, Bedfordshire. 

You can find my column on The Conversation at :Public Spectre : Power and Politics in the Public Sector

My Twitter tag is : @drjacquebaxter

To find me on Linkedin please go to :

Public Profile

https://uk.linkedin.com/in/dr-jacquelineaundrée-baxter-53206a1

Research interests

My research interests lie in the area of public service leadership, governance, management and accountablity , and have a particular interest in education and how individuals make sense of their roles at work and in a voluntary capacity, and in how trust, or lack of it, helps or inhibits organizational effectiveness. 

 My current funded work includes:

  • 2020. UKRI Covid 19: Project title: Leading school online learning through Covid19 and beyond: Online learning and strategic planning through and post lockdown in English Secondary Schools. Total; £295,867.24.Awarded. 18 months. (Principal Investigator)
  • 2017.Grant -ESRC DFID: ES/P005888/2 (formerly ES/P005888/1.) 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 with Principal Investigator Professor Melanie Ehren). Awarded: £975K. 
  • 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. (Principal Investigator)

 

My current publications are located in the research publications section of this site. 

I am interested in supervising post grad studies in the areas of:public service policy,democratic citizenship in public service governance and trust in accountablity and governance.  

 

 

Teaching interests

 

As Director of the Centre for Innovation in Online Business and Legal Education (SCiLAB) i have a great interest in effective online teaching and learning design. I also have a personal interest in online teaching identity and have published in this area , some of my teaching focused publications are listed below. 

  1. Baxter, J., Callaghan, G, and McAvoy, J. (2018) Creativity and Critique in online learning, London, Palgrave.
  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  Dr. Auli Toom.
  3. 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.
  4. 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.
  5. Baxter, J. (2017) School Inspectors: shaping and evolving policy understandings. In Baxter (Ed) School Inspectors Operational Challenges in National Policy Contexts, London; Springer.
  6. 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. 
  7. 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
  8. 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
  9. 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/
  10. 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 21st Century Conference. ISBN 978-0-947649-72-72
  11. Baxter, J., Decker, Lange, C,,Callaghan, G and  McAvoy, J (in press)  Online teaching in Business and Law : A creative and critical approach. (in press)
  12. 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
  13. 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.

g at: http://jacquelinebaxter.net/

Or follow me on twitter @drjacquebaxter

 

Impact and engagement

I am a strong believer in bringing research to a practitioner audience and to this effect have worked to turn Management in Education :https://journals.sagepub.com/home/mie into a practitioner/academic focused journal.. I have also acted as adviser on a number of projects relating to governance, school governance, trusteeship and online teaching and learning/pedagogy.

 

 

External collaborations

Journalism

Shortlisted for CIPR Outstanding Educational Commentary Award 2014 : http://www.cipr.co.uk/sites/default/files/Shortlisted%20Entrants%20Education%20Journalism%20Awards%202014.pdf

 

https://www.open.ac.uk/projects/leading-online-learning/

 

 

Publications

Dr Jacqueline Baxter, Editor in Chief, interviews Dr Tracey Burns of the OECD about the impact of COVID-19 on education across OECD countries (2021-01-01)
Baxter, Jacqueline
Management in Education, 35(1) (pp. 69-71)


An Editors’ Tale: Past, present and future of Management in Education (2021-01-01)
Baxter, Jacqueline
Management in Education, 35(1) (pp. 3-7)


Governing collaborations: how boards engage with their communities in multi-academy trusts in England (2021)
Baxter, Jacqueline Aundree and Cornforth, Chris
Public Management Review, 23(4) (pp. 567-589)


Strategy as learning in multi-academy trusts in England: strategic thinking in action (2021)
Baxter, Jacqueline and John, Anna
School Leadership & Management ((Early Access))


Leading learning during COVID-19 (2021)
Baxter, Jacqueline
Management in Education ((Early access))


Accountability and trust: Two sides of the same coin? (2020)
Ehren, Melanie; Paterson, Andrew and Baxter, Jacqueline
Journal of Educational Change, 21 (pp. 183-213)


Strategic narrative in multi-academy trusts in England: Principal drivers for expansion (2019-10)
Baxter, Jacqueline and Floyd, Alan
British Educational Research Journal, 45(5) (pp. 1050-1071)


[Book review] The Open University: A History (2019-01-01)
Baxter, Jacqueline
Management in Education, 33(1) (pp. 46-47)


School governor regulation in England’s changing education landscape (2017-01-01)
Baxter, Jacqueline
Educational Management Administration & Leadership, 45(1) (pp. 20-39)


Making sense of school governing in England: Sources of information and challenges [Comment les school governors anglais donnent du sens à leur action : enjeux et sources d’information] (2015)
Baxter, Jacqueline
Recherche et formation, 78 (pp. 51-68)


Satisfactory Progress? Keywords in English School Inspection (2014-12-08)
Clarke, John and Baxter, Jacqueline
Education Inquiry, 5(4) (pp. 481-496)


Roles and student identities in online large course forums: implications for practice. (2014-02)
Baxter, Jacqueline and Haycock, Jo
International Review of Research in Open and Distance Learning, 15(1) (pp. 20-40)


An independent inspectorate? Addressing the paradoxes of educational inspection in 2013 (2014)
Baxter, Jacqueline
School Leadership & Management, 34(1) (pp. 21-38)


Knowledge, authority and judgement: the changing practices of school inspection in England (2014)
Baxter, Jacqueline and Clarke, John
Sisyphus Journal of Education, 2(1) (pp. 106-127)


Farewell to the tick box inspector? Ofsted and the changing regime of school inspection in England (2013-10)
Baxter, Jacqueline and Clarke, John
Oxford Review of Education, 39(5) (pp. 702-718)


School federation governance: translation or transformation (2013-07)
Baxter, Jacqueline and Wise, Christine
Management in Education, 27(3) (pp. 106-111)


The politics of educational change: governance and school inspection in England and Scotland (2013-07)
Ozga, Jenny; Baxter, Jacqueline; Clarke, John; Grek, Sotiria and Lawn, Martin
Swiss Journal of Sociology, 39(2) (pp. 205-224)


Professional inspector or inspecting professional? Teachers as inspectors in a new regulatory regime for education in England (2013)
Baxter, Jacqueline Aundrée
Cambridge Journal of Education, 43(4) (pp. 467-485)


Who am I and What Keeps Me Going? Profiling the Distance Learning Student in Higher Education (2012-10-31)
Baxter, Jacqueline
International Review of Research in Open and Distance Learning, 13(4) (pp. 107-129)


The impact of professional learning on the teaching identities of higher education lecturers (2012-10-15)
Baxter, Jacqueline-Aundree
EURODL (European Journal of Open, Distance and E-Learning), 2012(2)


Trust, accountability and capacity in education system reform: Global perspectives in comparative education (2020)
Ehren, Melanie and Baxter, Jacqueline
Ehren, Melanie and Baxter, Jacqueline eds.
ISBN : 9780429344855 | Publisher : Routledge | Published : London


School Governing: Policy, Politics and Practice (2016-03-29)
Baxter, Jacqueline
ISBN : 978-1447326021 | Publisher : Policy Press | Published : Bristol


Distrusting contexts and cultures and capacity for system-level improvement (2020)
Baxter, Jacqueline
In: Ehren, Melanie and Baxter, Jacqueline eds. Trust, Accountability and Capacity in Education System Reform. Global Perspectives in Comparative Education (pp. 78-101)
ISBN : 9780429344855 | Publisher : Routledge | Published : London


Governance of Education Systems: Trust, accountability and capacity in hierarchies, markets and networks (2020)
Ehren, Melanie and Baxter, Jacqueline
In: Ehren, Melanie and Baxter, Jacqueline eds. Trust, Accountability and Capacity in Education System Reform. Global Perspectives in Comparative Education (pp. 30-54)
ISBN : 9780429344855 | Publisher : Routledge | Published : London


Trust, capacity and accountability: A triptych for improving learning outcomes (2020)
Ehren, Melanie and Baxter, Jacqueline
In: Ehren, Melanie and Baxter, Jacqueline eds. Trust, Accountability and Capacity in Education System Reform. Global Perspectives in Comparative Education (pp. 288-304)
ISBN : 9780429344855 | Publisher : Routledge | Published : London


Trust, accountability and capacity: Three building blocks of education system reform (2020)
Ehren, Melanie and Baxter, Jacqueline
In: Ehren, Melanie and Baxter, Jacqueline eds. Trust, Accountability and Capacity in Education System Reform. Global Perspectives in Comparative Education (pp. 1-29)
ISBN : 9780429344855 | Publisher : Routledge | Published : London


Introduction to Chapters: Creativity and Critique in Online Teaching and Learning: Innovations in Online Pedagogy (2018-06-28)
Baxter, Jacqueline; Callaghan, George and McAvoy, Jean
In: Baxter, Jacqueline; Callaghan, George and McAvoy, Jean eds. Creativity & Critique in Online Learning: Exploring and Examining Innovations in Online Pedagogy (pp. 1-12)
ISBN : 978-3-319-78297-3 | Publisher : Palgrave Macmillan, Cham


The Future of Online Teaching and Learning and an Invitation to Debate (2018-06-26)
Callaghan, George; Baxter, Jacqueline and McAvoy, Jean
In: Baxter, Jacqueline; Callaghan, George and McAvoy, Jean eds. Creativity & Critique in Online Learning: Exploring and Examining Innovations in Online Pedagogy (pp. 261-278)
ISBN : 978-3-319-78297-3 | Publisher : Palgrave Macmillan, Cham


School inspectors, policy implementers, policy shapers: influences and activities (2017-03)
Baxter, Jacqueline
In: Baxter, Jacqueline ed. School Inspectors: Policy Implementers, Policy Shapers in National Policy Contexts. Accountability and Educational Improvement (pp. 259-275)
ISBN : 978-3-319-52535-8 | Publisher : Springer | Published : London


Framing the debate: influencing public opin-ion of inspection, inspectors and academy poli-cy: the role of the media by Jacqueline Baxter. (2017-03)
Baxter, Jacqueline
In: Baxter, Jacqueline ed. School Inspectors: Policy Implementers, Policy Shapers in National Policy Contexts. Education and Accountablity (pp. 183-205)
ISBN : 978-3-319-52535-8 | Publisher : Springer | Published : London


School inspectors: shaping and evolving policy understandings (2017-03)
Baxter, Jacqueline
In: Baxter, Jacqueline ed. School Inspectors: Policy Implementers, Policy Shapers in National Policy Contexts. Accountability and Educational Improvement (pp. 259-275)
ISBN : 978-3-319-52535-8 | Publisher : Springer | Published : London


Different systems, different identities: the work of inspectors in Sweden and England (2017-03)
Baxter, Jacqueline
In: Baxter, Jacqueline ed. School Inspectors: Policy Implementers, Policy Shapers in National Policy Contexts. Accountability and Educational Improvement (pp. 45-69)
ISBN : 978-3-319-52535-8 | Publisher : Springer | Published : London


The new local: system shifts and school inspection (2014-09-16)
Lawn, Martin; Baxter, Jacqueline; Grek, Sotiria and Segerholm, Christina
In: Grek, Sotiria and Lindgren, Joakim eds. Governing by Inspection. Studies in European Education (pp. 96-115)
ISBN : 978-1-138-79605-8 | Publisher : Routledge | Published : Abingdon


Inspection and the media: the media and inspection (2014-09-16)
Baxter, Jacqueline and Rönnberg, Linda
In: Grek, Sotiria and Lindgren, Joakim eds. Governing by Inspection. Studies in European Education (pp. 159-172)
ISBN : 978-1-138-79605-8 | Publisher : Routledge | Published : Abingdon


Regulatory frameworks: shifting frameworks, shifting criteria (2014-09-06)
Baxter, Jacqueline; Grek, Sotiria and Segerholm, Christina
In: Grek, Sotiria and Lindgren, Joakim eds. Governing by Inspection (pp. 74-96)
ISBN : 978-1-138-79605-8 | Publisher : Routledge | Published : Abingdon


Creativity & Critique in Online Learning: Exploring and Examining Innovations in Online Pedagogy (2018-06-28)
Baxter, Jacqueline; Callaghan, George and McAvoy, Jean eds.
ISBN : 978-3-319-78297-3 | Publisher : Palgrave Macmillan, Cham | Published : UK


School inspectors: policy implementers, policy shapers in national policy contexts (2017-03)
Baxter, Jacqueline ed.
Accountability and educational improvement
ISBN : 978-3-319-52535-8 | Publisher : Springer | Published : London


STRATEGIC MANAGEMENT OF ONLINE EDUCATION IN ENGLISH SECONDARY SCHOOLS DURING COVID 19 AND BEYOND (2021-07)
Jewitt, Katharine; Baxter, Jacqueline and Floyd, Alan
In : STRATEGIC MANAGEMENT OF ONLINE EDUCATION IN ENGLISH SECONDARY SCHOOLS DURING COVID 19 AND BEYOND (5-6 Jul 2021, EDULEARN21) (pp. 765-772)


Corruption and trust in South African Education: Perceptions of teachers and school boards (2019)
Baxter, Jacqueline and Ehren, Melanie
In : BSA Annual Conference 2019 - Challenging Social Hierarchies and Inequalities (24-26 Apr 2019, Glasgow Caledonian University, UK)


Learning strategy in Multi Academy Trusts: knowledge as narrative (2019)
Baxter, Jacqueline
In : ECER 2019: Education in an Era of Risk – the Role of Educational Research for the Future (6-10 Sep 2019, University of Hamburg)


Creating community in online teaching and learning: A case study of The Open University, UK (2019)
Baxter, Jacqueline
In : EDULEARN 11 TH International Conference on Education and new learning technologies (1-3 Jul 2019, Palacio de Congresos Palma De Mallorca) (pp. 331-337)


Accountability and trust: two sides of the same coin? (2019)
Ehren, Melanie; Paterson, Andrew and Baxter, Jacqueline
In : CIES : Comparative and International Education Society conference 2019 : Education for Sustainability San Francisco (14-18 Apr 2019, San Francisco)


Accountability and trust: two sides of the same coin? (2019)
Ehren, Melanie; Paterson, Andrew and Baxter, Jacqueline
In : RISE Annual Conference 2019 (19-20 Jun 2019, Center for Global Development, Washington, D.C)


A narrative approach to knowledge and communication in multi-level governance structures in the public services: the case of education (2017)
Baxter, Jacqueline
In : British Academy of Management Conference, 2017, Reconnecting management research with the disciplines: Shaping the Research Agenda for the social sciences (5-9 Sep 2017, University of Warwick)


Using Giddens structuration framework to investigate board level strategy making in English Multi Academy trust schools (2017)
Baxter, Jacqueline
In : ECER 2017, Reforming Education and the Imperative of Constant Change: Ambivalent roles of policy and educational research (21-25 Aug 2017, Copenhagen)


School Boards and Their Role in Creating Public Value (2017)
Baxter, Jacqueline
In : BELMAS Conference 2017, Educational leadership for a global society: challenges, dilemmas and ways forward (7-9 Jul 2017, Stratford on Avon)


Structures, strategy and stakeholder communication: three key challenges for the public leadership and governance of education in England. (2017)
Baxter, Jacqueline; Cornforth, Chris and Stansfield, Annette
In : 2nd Public and Political Leadership conference (6-7 Apr 2017, The Open University Milton Keynes)


Strategic leadership: board members in areas of high deprivation 'deliverololgy or systems approach?' (2016)
Baxter, Jacqueline
In : The American Educational Research Association Conference 2016,’Public Scholarship to Educate Diverse Democracies,’ (8-13 Apr 2016, Washington D.C.)


Leadership and Comparative Models of Governance in Public Services in England and Wales (2015)
Baxter, Jacqueline and Farrell, Catherine
In : Policy and Politics Conference 2015: Democracy, Inequality and Power: Redefining Classic Concepts for the 21st Century (15 Sep 2015, University of Bristol)


Working Knowledge: governing by inspection in England and Scotland (2013)
Baxter, Jacqueline and Ozga, Jenny
In : BERA Conference 2013 Creativity and Innovation in Educational Research (3-6 Sep 2013, Istanbul)


Roles and student identities in online large course forums: implications for practice (2013)
Baxter, Jacqueline and Haycock, Jo
In : BERA Conference 2013 (3-5 Sep 2013, Brighton, University of Sussex)


Bien dans sa peau? An investigation into the role of professional learning in the formation of online teaching identities of part time academics (2010-06)
Baxter, Jacqueline-Aundree
In : Academic Identities for the 21st Century (16-18 Jun 2010, University of Strathclyde)


Public sector professional identities: a review of the literature (2011-10-13)
Baxter, Jacqueline
The Open University, UK, The Open University, UK.