Joanna Higgins

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Using comparative analysis two orientations to helping teachers implement new practices in mathematics are examined through four characteristics of practice. A design adherence orientation to facilitation emphasizes classroom activity following the guidelines of the teacher manual. By contrast, a contextually responsive orientation using structural elements(More)
'GirlPower,' a participatory action research project, explored how participation in recreation might contribute to the achievement of BC's Health Goals and nurture social capital. After identifying their health issues, up to 43 young women participated in recreational activities for 10 months, gradually taking responsibility for the planning of the weekly(More)
This paper explores the perceptions of teachers of five-year-old children and the expectations these teachers have of the children when they begin school in terms of their level of mathematics knowledge. Teachers were asked about their beliefs in relation to mathematics teaching and learning and how they thought children best learned mathematics. This was(More)
Contextually responsive facilitation enables a facilitator to take account of each teacher's context of practice through making explicit the mathematical concepts and strategies underlying materials or activities. This paper explores co-teaching and co-generative dialogue as a means of developing contextually responsive facilitation and contends that such(More)
  • J W Higgins
  • 1999
This article describes partial results from a case study of community participation in "New Directions for a Healthy B.C.", a now-abandoned health reform policy. For this study, focus groups were conducted to explore the perspectives of traditionally under-represented citizens in understanding reasons for nonparticipation and to identify strategies for(More)
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