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Peer reviewed research literature on boarding schools for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students, 2008-2018
- Benveniste, T., Dawson, D., Guenther, J., Rainbird, S., & King, L. (2016). PARENT PERSPECTIVES OF BOARDING:
INSIGHTS FROM REMOTE ABORIGINAL FAMILIES. Paper presented at the Australian Association for Research in Education, Melbourne, 1 December 2016 Read
- Benveniste, T., Dawson, D., & Rainbird, S. (2015). The Role of the Residence: Exploring the Goals of an Aboriginal Residential Program in Contributing to the Education and Development of Remote Students. Australian Journal of Indigenous Education, 44(2), 163-172. Read
- Benveniste, T., Guenther, J., Dawson, D., & Rainbird, S. (2014). Out of sight, out of mind? Bringing Indigenous parent- boarding school communication to light. Paper presented at the 2014 AARE-NZARE Conference: Speaking back through research, Kelvin Grove, Queensland, 4 December 2014 Read
- Benveniste, T., Guenther, J., Dawson, D., & Rainbird, S. (2015). DECIPHERING DISTANCE: EXPLORING HOW INDIGENOUS BOARDING SCHOOLS FACILITATE AND MAINTAIN RELATIONSHIPS WITH REMOTE FAMILIES AND COMMUNITIES. Paper presented at the Australian Association for Research in Education annual conference, Fremantle, 2 December 2015 Read
- Bobongie, F. (2017). Ngoelmun Yawar, Our Journey: The Transition and the Challenges for Female Students Leaving Torres Strait Island Communities for Boarding Schools in Regional Queensland. The Australian Journal of Indigenous Education, 1-10, doi:10.1017/jie.2017.5. Read
- Bobongie, F. (2017). What is the Key to a Successful Transition for Indigenous Girls Moving From Torres Strait Island Communities to Boarding Colleges in Regional Queensland, Australia? International Journal of Technology and Inclusive Education, 6(2), 1144-1152. Read
- English, S., & Guerin, B. (2017). Boarding for Indigenous Australian secondary students: A contextual analysis of four options and their best features. Journal of Australian Indigenous Issues, 20(4), 31-53.
- English, S., & Guerin, B. (2017). What some female Indigenous secondary students say is important at an Indigenous residential college. Journal of Australian Indigenous Issues, 20(4), 71-89. Read
- Guenther, J., Disbray, S., Benveniste, T., & Osborne, S. (2017). ‘Red Dirt’ Schools and Pathways into Higher Education. In J. Frawley, S. Larkin, & J. A. Smith (Eds.), Indigenous Pathways, Transitions and Participation in Higher Education: From Policy to Practice (pp. 251-270). Singapore: Springer Singapore. Read
- Guenther , J., Milgate, G., Perrett, B., Benveniste, T., Osborne, S., & Disbray, S. (2016). BOARDING SCHOOLS FOR REMOTE SECONDARY ABORIGINAL LEARNERS IN THE NORTHERN TERRITORY. SMOOTH TRANSITION OR ROUGH RIDE? Paper presented at the Australian Association for Research in Education Annual Conference, Melbourne, 30 November 2016 Read
- Heyeres, M., McCalman, J., Langham, E., Bainbridge, R., Redman-MacLaren, M., Britton, A., et al. (2018). Strengthening the Capacity of Education Staff to Support the Wellbeing of Indigenous Students in Boarding Schools: A Participatory Action Research Study. The Australian Journal of Indigenous Education, 1-14, doi:10.1017/jie.2017.42. Read
- Hunter, E. K. (2015). One foot in both worlds : providing a city education for Indigenous Australian children from a very remote community : a case study. Wagga Wagga NSW: Charles Sturt University, Wagga Wagga NSW. Read
- Mander, D. (2012). The transition experience to boarding school for male Aboriginal secondary school students from regional and remote communities across Western Australia. Joondalup WA: Edith Cowan University, Joondalup WA. Read
- Mander, D. (2015). Enabling Voice: Aboriginal Parents, Experiences and Perceptions of Sending a Child to Boarding School in Western Australia. The Australian Journal of Indigenous Education, 44(Special Issue 02), 173-183, doi:10.1017/jie.2015.21. Read
- Mander, D., Cohen, L., & Pooley, J. (2015). A critical exploration of staff perceptions of Aboriginal boarding students’ experiences. Australian Journal of Education, 59(3), 312-328.
- Mander, D., Cohen, L., & Pooley, J. (2015). “If I Wanted to Have More Opportunities and Go to a Better School, I Just Had to Get Used to It”: Aboriginal Students’ Perceptions of Going to Boarding School in Western Australia. Australian Journal of Indigenous Education, 44(1), 26-36. Read
- Mander, D., & Lester, L. (2017). A Longitudinal Study Into Indicators of Mental Health, Strengths and Difficulties Reported by Boarding Students as They Transition From Primary School to Secondary Boarding Schools in Perth, Western Australia. Journal of Psychologists and Counsellors in Schools, 1-14, doi:10.1017/jgc.2017.1. Read
- McCalman, J., Bainbridge, R., Russo, S., Rutherford, K., Tsey, K., Wenitong, M., et al. (2016). Psycho-social resilience, vulnerability and suicide prevention: Impact evaluation of a mentoring approach to modify suicide risk for remote Indigenous Australian students at boarding school. [Article]. BMC Public Health, 16(1), doi:10.1186/s12889-016-2762-1. Read
- McCarthy, M. (2016). Parental choice of school by rural and remote parents. Issues in Educational Research, 26(1), 29-44. Read
- O’Bryan, M. (2015). Compelled to innovate: facilitating partnerships in cross-cultural education. UNESCO Observatory Multi-Disciplinary Journal in the Arts, 4(1), 1-22. Read
- O’Bryan, M. (2016). Shaping futures, shaping lives: an investigation into the lived experience of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students in Australian boarding schools. University of Melbourne. Read
- Osborne, S., Rigney, L.-I., Benveniste, T., Guenther , J., & Disbray, S. (2018). Mapping boarding school opportunities for Aboriginal students from the Central Land Council region of Northern Territory. Australian Journal of Indigenous Education, doi.org/10.1017/jie.2018.1. Read
- Pertl, J., & Guerin, B. (2017). The boarding school experiences of some Indigenous male secondary students: How the staff talk about the students. Journal of Australian Indigenous Issues, 20(4), 54-70. Read
- Redman-MacLaren, M. L., Klieve, H., Mccalman, J., Russo, S., Rutherford, K., Wenitong, M., et al. (2017). Measuring Resilience and Risk Factors for the Psychosocial Well-being of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Boarding School Students: Pilot Baseline Study Results. [Original Research]. Frontiers in Education, 2(5), doi:10.3389/feduc.2017.00005. Read
- Rogers, J. (2017). Photoyarn: Aboriginal and Maori girls’ researching contemporary boarding school experiences. Australian Aboriginal Studies(1), 3-13. Read
- Smith, A. (2009). Indigenous Peoples and Boarding Schools: A Comparative Study. (pp. 59). Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues, Eighth session, New York, 18 – 29 May 2009. Read
- Stewart, R. (2015). Transition from Remote Indigenous Community to Boarding School: The Lockhart River Experience. UNESCO Observatory Multi-Disciplinary Journal in the Arts, 4(1), 1-18. Read