Research on Istanbul Beyazit Ford Otosan primary school for gifted or talented children
To make a difference and to be in a better place in competition, education institutions have focused on the education of the gifted or talented children. Many institutes in education field are collaborating with other sectors and making unique education strategies. However to reach this goal, the gifted or talented children should be recognised, and the knowledge, equipment, model etc. should be important. This study aims to evaluate the education and management model of Istanbul Beyazit Ford Otosan Primary School for gifted or talented children that is the application school of the result of the protocol signed between T.C. Ministry of Education and Istanbul University in 2002.The importance of the Istanbul Beyazit Ford Otosan Primary School For Gifted Or Talented Children, its place in education and the differences and deficiencies are explored in this study. This model is examined using conducted surveys constructed with face to face interaction with managers, teachers and students.In 2002-2003 education year, Istanbul University Hasan Ali Yucel Education Faculty has started to train class teachers that can adress students with high intelligence first time in Turkiye in "Gifted Education" department. In paralel, a differentiated curriculum program is started as a pilot project in Istanbul Beyazit Ford Otosan Primary School. Although this school can no longer educate these children with individual characteristics because of the 4 vertical bar 4 vertical bar 4 education system, it is worthwhile to be examined as a model. (C) 2014 Published by Elsevier Ltd.