Rural and Remote Boarding

Marnie O’Bryan, John Guenther, Samuel Osborne

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Policy settings across governments characterise boarding schools using the language of opportunity and choice: boarding schools enable rural and remote living young people to access the best of education systems, irrespective of where they live. The papers presented in this Special Edition test this proposition. Authors from Australia and overseas address the topic of boarding, with a special focus on the experience of remote First Nations communities in Australia and overseas. Their combined insights indicate that where several preconditions are met, boarding schools can transform lives in all the best ways, but where providers fail to consider the holistic wellbeing of their students, great harm can ensue.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)i-iv
Number of pages4
JournalAustralian and International Journal of Rural Education
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 17 Jul 2020
Externally publishedYes


  • boarding schools
  • rural and remote students
  • First Nations students


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