The Australian and International Journal of Rural Education has just released Vol 30 No 2 (2020): Boarding Schools for rural and remote families: panacea or problem?
Families living in rural and remote communities often face a difficult choice when their children reach high school age. When there is no local high school, or what is available does not meet their children’s educational needs, one option is to send them to boarding school, which are usually located a long way from home. This is not easy for parents or children. The research presented in this special edition highlights some of the dilemmas and challenges, but also the opportunities that arise as a result of these forced choices.