Lynn Dare

PhD Candidate



About me: For a long time, I was a stay at home mom. As my children grew older, I returned to school and began a career in research and evaluation. Currently I’m working towards a doctoral degree in applied educational psychology under the supervision of Dr. Elizabeth Nowicki.

About my research: Through my doctoral research, I'm looking at beliefs about educational acceleration for high-ability children. Click here to read more in Research in Action.

About acceleration: Click here to read an article by the American Psychological Association about acceleration for high-ability children.

Acknowledgement: My research is funded in part through a Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council (SSHRC) Doctoral Fellowship.


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Dare, A.W.,  Dare, L., & Nowicki, E.A. (2017). Concurrent enrollment: Comparing how educators and students categorize students’ motivations.  Social Psychology of Education.doi: 10.1007/s11218-016-9364-8.

Stack-Cutler, H., Schnirer, L., &  Dare, L. (2017). Engaging Populations Living with Vulnerable Conditions in Community-Based Research: A Concept Mapping Approach to Understanding Positive Practices.  Journal of Community Psychology. doi: 10.1002/jcop.21880

Dare, L., Nowicki, E.A., & Felimban, H. (2016). Saudi children’s thoughts on the inclusion of classmates with learning difficulties. International Journal of Inclusive Education. Advance online publication. doi: 10.1080/13603116.2016.1218948

Dare, L., Smith, S., & Nowicki, E. (2016). Parents’ experiences with their children’s grade-based acceleration: Struggles, successes, and subsequent needs.  Australasian Journal of Gifted Education  25(2), 6-21 . doi: 10.21505/ajge.2016.0012

Kim, D.J., Ortenzio, F., Kim, T.J., Dare, L., Frank, C., Tobin, J., Krueger, J.G., Kost, R.G., A Lowes, M.A. (2016). Patients with psoriasis and personalised trade-offs in treatment decisions: Lessons learned from focus groups. JAMA Dermatology, 152(6), 720-722. doi: 10.1001/jamadermatol.2016.0501

Felimban, H., Nowicki, E.A.,  Dare, L., &. Brown, J. (2016). A comparison of Saudi and Canadian children’s knowledge of the causes of learning difficulties.  British Journal of Special Education, 43(4), 394–415. doi:  10.1111/1467-8578.12153

Dare, L. & Nowicki, E.A. (2015). Conceptualizing concurrent enrollment: Why high-achieving students go for it. Gifted Child Quarterly, 59(4), 249-264. doi: 10.1177/0016986215597749

Dare, L. & Nowicki, E.A. (2015). Twice-exceptionality: Parents’ perspectives on 2e identification. Roeper Review, 37(4), 208-218. doi: 10.1080/02783193.2015.1077911

Dare, L. & Nowicki, E.A. (2015). A Puzzling Paradox: Twice-exceptional students hidden in our classrooms.Education Canada, 55(3), 49-51.