Teaching M.A.

Number of Pages


Year Approved


First Advisor

Bergeland, John

Second Reader

Lisa Silmser;


This literature review investigated the question: How can educators increase parental involvement for multilingual learners? The thesis identified barriers to involvement for parents of multilingual learners. It also discussed the importance of strengthening family-school relationships. The review explored how parent engagement affects students’ learning and how schools affect the level of parent engagement. Additionally, parent engagement frameworks and individual parent engagement strategies were reviewed. Overall, the data in this thesis shows the importance of using strategies to increase multilingual parent engagement because welcoming school environments and positive relationships with multilingual families support their students’ learning.

Degree Name

Teaching M.A.

Document Type

Masterʼs thesis