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Special Education of Students With Extensive Support Needs: Advancing Values

Special Education

ISBN: 978-1-83753-467-8, eISBN: 978-1-83753-466-1

Publication date: 26 April 2024


Values have long guided special education services and supports for students with extensive support needs; over the past four decades, those values have been backed by research evidence demonstrating the critical nature of values related to inclusive education, self-determination, and seeking strengths and assets. In this chapter, we investigate these values and their supporting research, documenting strengths and needs in extant research. We emphasize the need to continue to embrace and maintain these values while pursuing research that addresses research gaps while centering the priorities, perspectives, and preferences of people with extensive support needs.



Kurth, J.A. and Zagona, A.L. (2024), "Special Education of Students With Extensive Support Needs: Advancing Values", Obiakor, F.E. and Bakken, J.P. (Ed.) Special Education (Advances in Special Education, Vol. 38), Emerald Publishing Limited, Leeds, pp. 105-122.



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