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Research Interests

The history of American education in the 20th century as it relates to racial minorities and immigrant groups.

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Education Policy, Organization and Leadership
371 Education
1310 S Sixth
M/C 708
Champaign, IL 61820

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Yoon Pak's (Ph.D., University of Washington, 1999) research interests include: (current) history of intercultural education from the 1930s-1950s, (past) history of education in Seattle as it affected Japanese American schoolchildren during WW2. Her teaching includes Asian American education in historical and contemporary contexts, and history of American education.

Intellectual Property

Journal Articles

  • Pak, Yoon K. ""if there is a better intercultural plan in any school system in america, i do not know where it is" - the san diego city schools' intercultural education program, 1946-1949." Urban Education 37.5 (2002): 588-609.
  • Pak, Yoon K. "Unraveling the "model minority" stereotype: Listening to asian american youth." Urban Education 36.1 (2001): 152-158.


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