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Dr. Mee-Ryoung Shon

Dr. Mee-Ryoung Shon - ProfessorShon_Mee.jpg
Program/Dept: Early Childhood, Elementary, and Special Education
Degrees, Licensures and Certifications: PhD, Curriculum and Instruction, Texas A&M University; MA, Early Childhood Education, Ewha Womans University; BA, Early Childhood Education, Ewha Womans University

Published Articles

  • M. Shon, S.O. Jeon, & K. Hammons (2012). "Science Project, Kim-jang : Building Relationship with Korean Tradition and the Nature.  In Lennex, L. & Nettleton, K. (Ed.) Cases on Inquiry through Instructional Technology in Math and Science . IGI Global. Hershey PA. (Book Chapter)
  • M. Shon (2007). Reflection of K-grade system into Korean Early Childhood Education Programs: What can we learn from the State of Kentucky?   Korean Journal of Early Childhood Education . V26 (4). Pp57-70. 
  • M. Shon (2005). Is your class ready for multicultural activities? Try some Korean activities. Kaleidoscope. V18, Pp19-24.
  • Woon-ju Cho & M. Shon (2005).  The Analysis of Student Teaching Program for Teachers of Interdisciplinary Early Childhood Education: Comparison between Korea and the United States.  Journal of Young Child Education. V8. Pp 181-201.
  • M. Shon. Korean Early Childhood Education: Colonization and Resistance. In Cannella, G. & Kincheloe, J. (Eds.). (2002). Kidworld . New York: Peter Lang.                                                                              
  •  M. Shon (1999). Child-Centeredness as Colonization: Early Childhood Education in Korea. Journal of Curriculum Theorizing. V15, Pp103-112.

Published Books

  • M. Shon (2011). Practical Guide to Becoming a Teacher in the U.S.  Moonunsa. Seoul Korea (214 pages)
  • M. Shon & Y. Chung. (2006). The boy who would be a helicopter . A translation of Vivian Paley's book.  Yangseowon, Seoul Korea.
  • M. Shon & Y. Chung. (1997) Wally's Stories .  A translation of Vivian Paley's book. Hakjisa Publisher, Seoul Korea


Dr. Shon joined the College of Education faculty at Morehead State University since 2001 where she teaches courses in early childhood education as well as theoretical foundations in early elementary.  Reflecting her work experience to teach in a variety of practice-based early childhood settings both in South Korea and Texas A&M lab school, she continues her research interests in multicultural education, best practices for young children, curriculum transition from preschool to early elementary, and cultural integration in classroom instruction with particular emphasis on bridging research to practice barriers in the care and education of young children. 

Dr. Shon believes the importance of teacher candidates' engagement in current issues and challenges in the field of early education so that teacher candidates will prepare themselves with skills and pedagogy of research supported information and advocacy. She is currently teaching Preschool programming, Infant/Toddler programming, Child Development, Language & Literacy development, and early elementary theory and practice courses. View her curriculum vitae.

Contact Info

401 D Ginger Hall
Phone: 606-783-2856