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Gay Wilgus

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Gay Wilgus

Assistant Professor

School/Division
Department
Affiliated Departments
Teaching Learning and Culture: Graduate Early Childhood Education
Office
NA 5/209B
Phone Number: 
212-650-5883
Email: 
gwilgus@ccny.cuny.edu
Personal Website: 
http://www1.ccny.cuny.edu/prospective/education/earlychildhoodgrad
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Profile
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 Gay Wilgus spent many years as teacher for two-year olds and as a music and movement consultant for preschool-aged children. Gay's past research has centered on the academic writing issues of early childhood education teacher candidates and on programs for young immigrant children in the French and Spanish public schools. She is currently involved in an international research collaborative on this topic.

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Education
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Ph D Sociology. 2002. City University of New York Graduate Center.  New York, NY

MS Ed Infant Toddler Parent Development. 1991.  Bank Street College of Education.  New York, NY.

MFA Dance. 1977. University of North Carolina at Greensboro.  Greensboro, NC.

Other study:

Universidad de La Rioja. 2009. Logrono, Spain.

Universite de Paris VIII. 1994. Paris, France

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Courses Taught
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Developmental Issues in Childhood and Early Childhood Education

Problems and Issues in Childhood and Early Childhood Education

Learning in the Early Years:  Infants and Toddlers

Sociology of Education

Music and Movement in Early Childhood Education

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Research Interests
Description: 

Children of immigration in public school systems

Experiences of immigrant mothers of children with disabilities

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