School sees success with Big Picture model for special education

05/16/2010 | Age (Melbourne, Australia), The

An Australian school for students with autism and learning disabilities is reporting improved attendance and more engaged students under the newly adopted Big Picture Education model. Big Picture schools provide individual learning plans for students that focus on student interests. The schools are typically smaller, with about 150 students enrolled and about 17 students for every one teacher. More than 100 U.S. schools use the model, as well as 18 Australian schools.

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