American Journal of Educational Research
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American Journal of Educational Research. 2020, 8(5), 238-241
DOI: 10.12691/education-8-5-2
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Children of Color: Their Perception of the Coronavirus

Delia Robinson Richards1,

1Department of Education, Health and Social Work, University of the District of Columbia, Washington, DC20008 USA

Pub. Date: May 10, 2020

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Delia Robinson Richards. Children of Color: Their Perception of the Coronavirus. American Journal of Educational Research. 2020; 8(5):238-241. doi: 10.12691/education-8-5-2


This is a cross-sectional, exploratory study that was conducted to explore how fourteen (14) children perceive the coronavirus. Electronic questionnaires were disseminated to the parents with a letter that conveyed specific instructions for administering the questionnaire to their child or children. The age range for the children were from 5 years-old to 9 years-old consisting of nine (9) boys and five (5) girls participating. All fourteen (14) subjects were middle-class children of color. The children answered ten (10) questions related to the coronavirus. Parents were instructed to ask their child each question and then for the parents to write each response to each question. Ten (10) questions were asked of the children. All fourteen (14) children knew why they were not allowed in school and the children articulated that the reason was because of the coronavirus. From the responses gleamed of the fourteen (14) children, it is clear their parents and families have developed resilience in their children. The children have indicated that they are very aware of the enduring nature coronavirus poses in the nation. They were aware of what their responsibilities, and they have adapted the knowledge they have been given to stop the disease.

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