1999．第14卷第2期（Vol. 14 No. 2）．pp. 177190
Reversing Underachievement: Can We Tap Unfulfilled Talents in Hong Kong?
David W. CHAN（陳維鄂）
The issue of underachievement as unfulfilled talent is discussed through briefly reviewing the problems and difficulties in definition, and the etiological and contributing factors of individual, family and school as they apply to the Hong Kong setting. Two approaches, the TRIFOCAL model and the prism metaphor or creative productivity approach were introduced as promising leads in intervention for reversing underachievement. It is argued that educational research should focus on underachievement as a priority issue, as reversing underachievement may be our treatment of choice for helping the highly able (for "ba-jian") and the less able or at-risk (for "bu-di").
Keywords: underachievement; talent identification, talent development