ANKARA UNIVERSITESI EGITIM BILIMLERI FAKULTESI OZEL EGITIM DERGISI-ANKARA UNIVERSITY FACULTY OF EDUCATIONAL SCIENCES JOURNAL OF SPECIAL EDUCATION, vol.17, no.2, pp.119-140, 2016 (ESCI)
The aim of the research is to determine teacher priorities on identifying gifted children. The study is based on the principle of comparison of seven different specifications which were determined by literature and professionals majored in gifted education according to the judgments of the primary and secondary school teachers using pairwise comparison method according to various demographic variable. In that particular scaling study, specifications of gifted children have been summarized in seven statements. These seven statements have been asked 785 teachers in Ankara province to compare by using pairwise comparison. As a result of scaling study, that teacher's first specification choice for nominating students as gifted has been found as awareness to nature and social events specification and the last choice has been found as leadership in entourage and in school environment. Based on all demographic variable, teacher's first specification choice for nominating students as gifted has been found as awareness to nature and social events.