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Educational Psychology alum, Yong-Lin Moon, to lead Seoul schools

Dr. Moon.jpgDr. Yong-Lin Moon (Ph.D. '87, Educational Psychology) has recently been elected superintendent of education for Seoul City, Korea. In that position, he will lead one of the largest school districts in the world with a budget of over $7 billion. Dr. Moon is currently a professor of education at Seoul National University. He served as the Korean minister of education in 2000.

While at the University of Minnesota, he conducted research in the area of moral development with his advisor, Dr. James Rest, and Dr. Mark L. Davison. After returning to Korea, he directed the design of a nationwide curriculum and textbook on moral education in elementary and secondary education. Through his service as Minister of Education, member of the Education Reform Committee, member of the New Education Committee, and director of the moral education curriculum development project, Dr. Moon has had a major influence on Korean education.

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