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Yoon Kyung Pak

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Contact Information

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



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.

Research Interests

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

Additional Campus Affiliations

Head, Education Policy, Organization and Leadership
Professor, Education Policy, Organization and Leadership
Professor, Asian American Studies

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.

Recent Publications

Pang, V. O., Hokoda, A., & Pak, Y. K. (2024). Social Justice, Inclusion, and Diversity in Asian American Literature for High School. Social Education, 88(3), 154-160.

Kang, H. S., & Pak, Y. (2023). Student Engagement in Online Graduate Program in Education: A Mixed-Methods Study. American Journal of Distance Education. Advance online publication.

Pak, Y. K. (2021). Racist-Blind, Not Color-Blind by Design: Confronting Systemic Racism in Our Educational Past, Present, and Future. History of Education Quarterly, 61(2), 127-149.

Bohonos, J. W., Otchere, K. D., & Pak, Y. K. (2019). Teaching and learning social justice in human resource development graduate programs: Preparation for research and practice. New Horizons in Adult Education and Human Resource Development, 31(4), 18-35.

Bohonos, J. W., Otchere, K. D., & Pak, Y. (2019). Using Artistic Expression as a Teaching Strategy for Social Justice: Examining Music From the Civil Rights and Black Lives Matter Movements. Advances in Developing Human Resources, 21(2), 250-266.

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