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ERIC Number: EJ886895
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2009
Pages: 11
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 25
ISSN: ISSN-1533-2276
Perceptions of Parents with Gifted Children about Gifted Education in Turkey
Eris, Bahar; Seyfi, Ramazan; Hanoz, Suna
Gifted and Talented International, v23 n2-v24 n1 p55-65 Dec 2008-Aug 2009
This phenomenological study investigates the perceptions and experiences of Turkish parents with children identified as gifted based upon IQ testing. The voices of parents with gifted children have been missing from academic literature in Turkey. The semi-structured interviews conducted with 31 parents from 23 families were designed to find out what advantages and, or disadvantages they associated with being a parent of a gifted child. Results indicated that parents mainly experienced disadvantages arising from the lack of support for gifted education in Turkey. Implications are discussed for parents, teachers and policymakers. (Contains 1 table.)
World Council for Gifted and Talented Children. The University of Winnipeg, 515 Portage Avenue, Winnipeg, Manitoba R3B 2E9, Canada. Tel: 204-789-1421; Fax: 204-783-1188; e-mail:; Web site:
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Parents; Teachers; Policymakers
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Turkey
Identifiers - Assessments and Surveys: Wechsler Intelligence Scale for Children