The Office of Graduate Fellowships and Awards celebrated Women’s History Month by highlighting graduate student research and accomplishments across the university throughout March. Department of Art Education doctoral student Yi-Wen Wei was featured on March 13th as a part of the Women’s History Month series.
Read Yi-Wen Wei’s feature below:
Yi-Wen Wei is a current doctoral student in the FSU Department of Art Education in the College of Fine Arts at Florida State University. She was inspired by a dedicated Taiwanese Arts Education professor to follow her dream and pursue a doctoral degree in the United States after being an elementary school teacher for seven years. Her life journey and work experiences with children from a variety of social and culture backgrounds have cultivated her research interest in exploring the relationship between social class and arts education. Social class, as “an elephant in the room,” plays a crucial role in arts education but is rarely discussed. Yi-Wen is committed to devoting her life to promoting arts education for all children.
I feel encouraged when my research topic is recognized by the National Art Education Foundation Research Grants. To be a committed teacher and future scholar, I will continue to deepen my understanding of art education, gaining real life experiences, and cultivate my leadership skills.