A validity and reliability study of a nomination scale for identifying gifted children in early childhood

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Karabulut R.

International Journal of Curriculum and Instruction (IJCI) , vol.13, no.2, pp.1756-1777, 2021 (Peer-Reviewed Journal)

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 13 Issue: 2
  • Publication Date: 2021
  • Journal Name: International Journal of Curriculum and Instruction (IJCI)
  • Journal Indexes: ERIC (Education Resources Information Center), MLA - Modern Language Association Database, Directory of Open Access Journals
  • Page Numbers: pp.1756-1777
  • Kayseri University Affiliated: No


The study aimed to develop a measure that enables gifted children to be picked out in early childhood hrough the nomination of teachers. In order to collect the data, a conceptual framework based on Gardner’s theory of multiple intelligences was set to identify gifted children. Once the conceptual framework was created, a 64- item framework consisting of typical characteristics of gifted children was designed, and presented to experts’ opinion. In line with expert opinion, the framework was finalized as a 50 item data collection tool. The participants of the study were composed of 365 teachers in different kindergartens and primary schools in the city centre of Kırşehir, Turkey. As a result of the data analysis, a nomination scale, the validity and reliability of which were tested was developed. Keywords: Nomination, gifted child, multiple intelligences theory, early childhood, scale development