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ERIC Number: EJ1231653
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2019
Pages: 21
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0032-0684
The Experiences of LGBT Parents and Caregivers with Their Children's Schooling: A Critical Review of the Literature
Leland, Andrew
Planning and Changing, v48 n3-4 p129-149 2019
Several national standards and accrediting bodies highlight the importance of fostering supportive school-to-home relationships. Despite initiatives to connect schools with parents and family members, family engagement and parental involvement practices for families of diverse racial, ethnic, and socioeconomic backgrounds varies considerably. Such a critical interrogation of school-to-home relationships, however, for families headed by lesbian, gay, bisexual, and trans (LGBT) parents has yet to be fully developed. This paper attempts to fill this research void by critically examining studies focused on the experiences of LGBT parents and caregivers with regard to their children's schooling. Three overall themes encompass these experiences: a disclosure dilemma, school safety concerns, and school-based marginalization of LGBT identities. This paper follows with a set of implications for practice, policy, and future research.
Department of Educational Administration and Foundations. College of Education, Illinois State University, Campus Box 5900, Normal, IL 61790-5900. Tel: 309-438-2399; Fax: 309-438-8683; Web site:
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
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Language: English
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