As more countries around the world make every effort towards achieving the goals of the Education for All initiative, education systems are turning to increasingly inclusive approaches in order to meet the needs of all children and adolescents. Braga 2014: Embracing Inclusive Approaches for Children and Youth with Special Education Needs”, an international conference held in Braga in July, addressed topics focusing on research, practice, policy, advocacy, and the arts. The event was co–hosted by the Council for Exceptional Children's Division of International Special Education and Services and the Institute of Education, University of Minho, Portugal.

We are honored and pleased to edit this special issue that aims to disseminate the rich dialogue that unfolded at the conference, where 480 presentations from 37 countries provided a broad and valuable perspective on how countries around the world are striving...

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