"The struggles of immigrant low-income families of color in NYC as they home-school during COVID-19"

DEC 02, 2021 | 4:00 PM TO 5:30 PM





December 02, 2021: 4:00 PM-5:30 PM




Advanced Research Collaborative (ARC)



“Documenting the struggles of immigrant low-income families of color in New York City as they home-schooled their young children while working from home during the COVID-19 pandemic"

This presentation is based on a study that examined the inequities experienced by New York City immigrant, low-income families of color with young children during the 2020 COVID-19 pandemic closings when work-from-home and on-line instruction went into effect. The themes of community, creativity and connectivity are explored as the participants’ attempt to identify what helped each of their families to make it through this crisis, and the approaches they adopted to cope with pandemic forces that threatened their physical and mental health, and economic well-being. 

Amita Gupta is a Professor of early education at The City College of New York – CUNY with cross-cultural experience in teacher education, school administration and classroom teaching. Dr. Gupta's research interests focus on international and comparative education; postcolonial theory; and the impact of globalization on teacher preparation and parenting beliefs. She has authored several books and journal articles and has been invited to speak at international conferences in the UK, Denmark, Slovakia, Denmark, Indonesia, China, Singapore, India, Qatar, Sri Lanka and the Maldives. Dr. Gupta is a Fulbright Senior Scholar and an early education consultant for culturally responsive professional development in educational institutions and organizations.