Boarding schools

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Definition
Also known as residential schools, ‘are educational institutions with dormitory facilities where students may live or board during the school year. The dormitories have sleeping, lavatory, eating, study and recreational areas. There is often accommodation for teaching and support staff. Schools can be integrated or segregated. They can be for a particular ethnic or minority group, open to students in a specified area, or for those with unique qualifications and characteristics. Dormitory facilities may be separated by sex, age, or even familial relationship when families send more than one child. Dormitories most often are located on the school campus’ (Bista and Cosstick, 2005: 1).

Reference
Bista, M.B.; Cosstick, F. E. 2005. Providing education to girls from remote and rural areas: advocacy brief.  Bangkok: UNESCO. Received from: http://unesdoc.unesco.org/images/0013/001397/139720e.pdf

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