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Chapter 15: Australia
The SHIP Programme
The Adelaide-based SHIP (Students of High Intellectual Potential) programme, now known as the IGNITE programme, is considered by many practitioners to be one of the most exciting and admirable schemes in the world.
A recent international survey dissected the SHIP programme as follows, listing its main elements as:
- curriculum compacting – following a pre-test, the curriculum is reduced to only those skills or content areas that the student has not already mastered, ...