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LGBTQ-Parent Involvement and Advocacy in Schools

The concepts of parent involvement and advocacy in schools have been widely explored in research and practice, and these terms have been defined in a variety of ways. However, there are key components that characterize meaningful parent involvement and advocacy in schools. This entry provides a comprehensive definition for these terms, based on common factors across the literature and the most recent research.

Parent involvement in school refers to the active participation in the education of one’s child, including, but not limited to, assisting in the learning process at home and being actively involved in communicating with the child, the school’s personnel, and all other parties involved in the child’s education. Parent involvement is a key component in a child’s academic and emotional success in ...

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