This paper contextualizes and assesses the results of the 2001-2010 National Plan for Education. It clearly demonstrates that the goals for youth and adult education (YAE), established by Law 10.172, will not be reached. It analyzes the approach given to YAE in the preparatory and final documents of the Brazilian Conference on Education. The main challenges that the new National Plan for Education 2011-2020 will have to face in this field of education concern political-pedagogical concepts, funding, educator formation and professionalization, as well as collaboration among the different spheres of government.
Youth and adult education; Educational planning; Education policies