Volume 5 Issue 1 (2016)

Mentoring in Gifted Student’s Education and a Model Suggestion

pp. 76-90  |  Published Online: March 2016  |  DOI: 10.12973/edupij.2016.51.6

Lutfu Cakir, Ibrahim Kocabas

Abstract

The purpose of this study is to examine the mentoring process in the education of gifted students and to develop a model applicable for the Turkish Educational System. The data of the study were collected through a literature review and focus group interviews. The study was conducted on one public and one private education institution for gifted students in Istanbul, Turkey. Purposeful sampling method was used in this study. A total of nine group interviews were carried out on 43 shareholders, the administrators, teachers, parents and student sub-groups, of the institutions in the sample group. The interviews were recorded and the recordings transcribed and analyzed through content analysis. As a result of the study, the establishment of a mentoring model was suggested under the Ministry of National Education, General Directorate of Special Education Guidance and Counseling Services, Department of Special Talents Development and issues such as model development, mentor and service area selection, matching, system operation and feedback were examined in detail.

Keywords: gifted students, mentoring, education, mentor, model suggestion

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