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Boarding Schools

Boarding schools, or residential schools, are learning institutions where students study and live either for part or the entire school year. In some instances, faculty and administration dwell in the same locale. Boarding schools were created out of practicality because of difficulties in student's transportation between home and school. These institutions draw upon two different frameworks: private schools (secular or religious), and government-funded schools. In the United States, boarding schools are closely associated with the history of the American Indian. However, in the United Kingdom, boarding schools have a longer history associated with the elite class. American Indian boarding schools emerged in the Americas in the late 19th century as a result of the U.S. government's hope of forced assimilation and an effective resolution to ...

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