Journal for the Education of Gifted Young Scientists


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Assoc. Prof.  Hasan Said TORTOP

Istanbul Aydin University, Faculty of Education, Special Education Department, Gifted Education Division, Istanbul, TURKEY.  E-mail: . Phone: + 90 5053835795 

Assoc. Prof. Hasan Said TORTOP is a Assoc. Prof. of Special Education in the School of Education of Istanbul Aydin University, Istanbul, Turkey. He is researches on science education in advanced learners, gifted education, special education and curriculum and instruction at gifted education.  Assoc. Prof. Tortop is an editor, assoc. editor, consultant editor, and reviewer for more than 5 international journals which are deal with gifted education, science education and higher education. He has around 35 articles dealt with gifted and science education, which has been published in national and international journals. Assoc. Prof. Tortop is head of Special Education Department at Istanbul Aydün University since January 2017. Besides, he is coordinator of Education Program for the Gifted Students with University (EPGBU).

Research interests: Gifted education, science education in advanced learners, curriculum and instruction at gifted education, higher education, environmental education.

Associate Editors

Prof. Franz MONKS
Radboud University Nijmegen, NETHERLAND. E-mail:

Prof.Dr. Franz J. Mönks became a member of the Department of Developmental Psychology at the Radboud University Nijmegen (The Netherlands) in 1962 and in 1967 he became full professor and head of the same department. In 1988 he was awarded a professorship on a newly established chair at the Radboud University Nijmegen The Development of Gifted Children, and he also became director of the newly founded Center for the Study of Giftedness (CSG) there. Mönks has published and edited numerous books and articles about developmental psychology and gifted education. In cooperation with Prof. Kurt Heller from the University of Munich (Germany), Prof. Robert Sternberg from Tufts University (USA), and Rena Subotnik from the American Psychological Association Center for Gifted Education Policy (USA), he is an editor of International Handbook of Giftedness and Talent, Second Edition (2000). Dr. Mönks was elected as president of the European Council for High Ability (ECHA) in 1992, and again in 1996; he was elected for the third time in 2004. He served as Vice-President of WCGTC from 1989 until his first election to the ECHA presidency. At present he is Professor Emeritus at Radboud University Nijmegen. He has been and is currently involved at the University of Münster (Germany) and the University of Antwerp (Belgium) in matters related to gifted education and gifted education research.  In addition, he teaches courses throughout Europe leading to specialization in gifted education.

Research interests; gifted education

Prof.Dr. Hanna DAVID 
Tel Aviv University (Emirata), ISRAEL. E-mail:

Hanna David, PhD was born in Jaffa in 1952 to a father immigrating to Israel from Vienna in 1938, and Hungarian mother, a survivor of Auschwitz. Prof. David has become a popular counselor for gifted students, with or without disabilities; a known expert of gifted education in Israel and abroad, an often invited lecturer in national and international conferences and meetings; an expert evaluator for the European commission, and a prolific writer of 12 books and over 150 articles. She has taught in 5 other high education institutions, including the MA counseling program at the Ben Gurion University, and instructed many students in the fields of gifted education, developmental psychology, cognitive psychology and educational psychology.

Research interests: Gifted education.

Prof. Dr. Ann ROBINSON

Gifted and Talented Education
Office: DKSN 419G
Office Phone: 501.569.3428

Ann Robinson is Professor of Educational Psychology and founding Director of the Jodie Mahony Center for Gifted Education at the University of Arkansas at Little Rock. She is a former editor of the Gifted Child Quarterly, served as the Past President of the National Association for Gifted Children and Distinguished Scholar, and received the Early Leader, the Early Scholar, and the Distinguished Service Awards from the Association. In 2004, she and co-author Sidney Moon received the Gifted Child Quarterly Paper Year Award for a qualitative study, 'The National Study of State and Local Advocacy in Gifted Education'. With Shore, Cornell and Ward, Ann co-authored Recommended Practices in Gifted Education: A Critical Analysis which was identified as one of the 50 most influential works in Gifted Education by the Research and Evaluation Division of the National Association for Gifted Children. She was a charter board member of the Special Interest Group on Giftedness, Creativity and Talent of the American Educational Research Association. In 2000, Ann was recognized as the Purdue University Alumna of Distinction for the College of Education. Her own institution honored her with the University Award of Faculty Excellence in Research in 1999 and in 2012 and the University Award for Public Service in 2001. Ann is the Past President of the Arkansans for Gifted and Talented Education, the Past President of the Arkansas Association of Gifted Education Administrators, and is active in advocacy at the state and national levels. She was honored by the William Jefferson Clinton Presidential Library for her public service to Arkansas and was named “A Visionary” by The Arkansas Times in 2013. She has held visiting appointments at Cambridge University, at Brunel University near London at the University of New South Wales in Sydney, Australia and at Monash University in Melbourne, Australia.

Research interests: Gifted and Talented Education.

Associate Editors

Editorial Board Members (International)

Albert ZIEGLER - Gifted Education - University of Erlangen - GERMANY

Ann Robinson – Gifted Education -  University of Arkansas at Little Rock - US

Andrew JHONSON - Minnesota State University - US

Aznan Che AHMED - School of Educational Studies - Universiti Sains – MALAYSIA

Billie ELIAM - Instruction and Teacher Education –University of Haifa – ISRAEL

Burak KARABEYMathematics and Gifted Education - 9 Eylul University - TURKEY

Carmen FERRANDIZ - Gifted Education - University of Murcia –SPAIN

Cigdem CELIK - Gifted Education - TURKEY

Denis M. ZHILIN - Chemistry and Gifted Education - RUSSIA

Deniz OZCAN - Gifted Education - Samsun 19 Mayıs University - TURKEY

Abu Yazid Abu Bakar - Gifted Education - Universiti Kebangsaan - MALAYSIA

Elena Leonidovna GRIGORENKO - Psychology - Yale School of Public Health – US

Esra ALTINTAS - Mathematics Education - Kafkas University- TURKEY

Eyup ARTVINLI - Gifted and Geography Education - Eskisehir Osman Gazi University - TURKEY

Derya GİRGİNGifted Education Çanakkale University - TURKEY

Faruk LEVENT- Gifted Education (Curriculum and Instruction) - Marmara University -TURKEY

Hanna DAVID - Gifted Education - Tel Aviv University - ISRAEL

Hasan Said TORTOP - Science and Gifted Education - Istanbul Aydın University –TURKEY

James L. MOORE III - School Counseling and Gifted Education - Ohio State University – US

Kemal YURUMEZOGLU - Science and Gifted Education - 9 Eylul University - TURKEY

Kirsi TIRRI - Gifted and Talented Education - University of Helsinki - FINLAND

Ki-Soon HAN - Gifted Education -  University of Incheon – KOREA

Margaret SUTHERLAND – Special Education - University of Glasgow - UK

Maria Caridad GARCIA-CEPERO - Pontificia Universidad JaverianaCOLOMBIA

Maria Paz GOMEZ-ARIZAGA - Gifted Education - Universidad San Senastian - CHILE

Marilena Z. LEANA-TASCILAR– Gifted Ed.Istanbul University - TURKEY

Mercedes FERRANDO - Creativity - University of Murcia – SPAIN

Nir ORION – Science & Geology Education - The Wiezmann Institute of Science – ISRAEL

Oluseyi Akintunde DADA - Gifted Education - University of Calabar - NIGERIA

Robert A. Schultz - Gifted Education & Curriculum Studies - The University of Toledo- US

Hala ELHOWERIS - Special Education - UAE

Seokhee CHO - Gifted Education - St. Jhon's University – US

Sezen CAMCI-ERDOGAN - Gifted Education - Istanbul University - TURKEY

Shane N. PHILLIPSON - Gifted Education - Monash University - AUSTRALIA

Suhail Mahmoud AL-ZOUBI - Special Education - OMAN

Sule GUCYETER - Gifted Education - Istanbul University - TURKEY

Yavut UNAT - History and Philosophy of Science - Kastamonu University - TURKEY

Editorial Asistant/Secretary

Dr. Mesut OZTURK - Bayburt University - TURKEY

Dr. Fatih COSKUN - Istanbul Medeniyet University - TURKEY

Cigdem CELIK - Gifted Education - TURKEY

Redaction/Language Review

Merve TOPAK JAMSRAN - University of Arkansas at Little Rock - US

© 2015 Journal for the Education of Gifted Young Scientists ISSN :  2149-360X