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3.10.3 The effect of two interventions on high ability underachievers in an independent school

The presentation aims to report on a school-based action research project, IGNITE, studying the effects of using biographies as bibliotherapy and of differentiation techniques using the Maker Model to counter underachievement in a group of identified high ability underachievers at an independent school. The project uses the Achievement Orientation Model (Siegle & McCoach, 2005) as the framework and foundation that guides the experimentation with the two strategies chosen. IGNITE will report on the results of a group of year 7 and 9 students.

Author(s):

Lye Chan Long
longl@inaburra.nsw.edu.au
Inaburra School
Australia

Lye Chan Long is Director of Research and Enrichment at Inaburra School with oversight of students with additional needs at both ends of the spectrum, K-12, as well as school based action research projects including a two year project into high ability underachievers in the secondary school. Lye Chan works with withdrawal groups and gifted individuals. Lye Chan is a Templeton Foundation Fellow and presented her doctoral work at the Wallace Symposium in Iowa, USA (2014).

Adrienne Erwin
erwina@inaburra.nsw.edu.au
Inaburra School
Australia

Adrienne Erwin is currently working with underachieving gifted students. She is also completing her Masters in Gifted Education. The most recent project is a two year research project focused on high ability underachievers in her independent K-12 school. Adrienne has completed a Masters in Education (IT) and has worked in the field for more than 20 years. Prior to being in the school environment she managed a support team for an international software company and travelled nationally and internationally to educate adults in the use of IT.

 

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