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Dr. Janka Szilagyi

Chairperson and Associate Professor

Office:  283 Albert W. Brown BuildingDr. Janka Szilagyi
Phone:  (585) 395-5945


PhD, University at Buffalo, The State University of New York
MA, University at Szeged, Hungary
MS, University at Szeged, Hungary

Area(s) of specialty:

Mathematics teaching and learning, Bilingualism, Foreign Language teaching and learning

Research interest(s):

Developmental progressions in the learning of mathematical concepts, Elementary and middle level mathematics teachers’ understanding of inquiry, Heritage language maintenance


Szecsi, T., & Szilagyi, J. (2012). Immigrant Hungarian Families’ Perceptions of New Media Technologies in the Transmission of Heritage Language and Culture. Language, Culture and Curriculum, 25(3), 265-281.

Szilagyi, J., Zarazinski, J., Lewis, M., & O’Toole-Moser, S. (2012). Self-created children’s literature as a teaching strategy: Voices from the college and the elementary classroom. Childhood Education, 88(2), 121-124.

Szilagyi, J., & Szecsi, T. (2011). Transforming teacher education in Hungary: Competencies for elementary teachers. Childhood Education, 87(5), 327-331.

Szilagyi, J., & Zarazinski, J. (2010). Using roller coasters to bridge mathematics, science and the arts. In G. W. Hart & R. Sarhangi (Eds.). Proceedings from Bridges Pécs: Mathematics, music, art, architecture, culture. Phoenix, AZ: Tessellations Publishing.

Szilagyi, J. &  Szecsi, T. (2008). A preschool called Maci” where children, teachers and parents feel at home. In E.Barko & F. Shaffhauser (Ed). Child-Centered Education in Maci Preschool 1993-2008. Jászberény: Maci Alapitvány.  pp. 44-51. (in Hungarian).

Szilagyi, J., & Szecsi, T. (2005). A Hungarian preschool for the children, teachers and families. Childhood Education, 81(5), 261-266.

Szilagyi, J. (2004). Hungarian pre-service elementary school teachers’ beliefs and attitudes regarding mathematics, its teaching, and its learning. Jászsági Évkönyv, Jászberény (in Hungarian).

Last Updated 4/20/16