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Educational developments, patterns, trends, options and objectives as they relate to young people are the focus of this chapter. An evidence-based overview presents the challenges and inequalities faced in different contexts, with attention given to the invisibility of youth as a statistical category, comparisons between developed and developing countries, the gender gap, and deficiencies and requirements with respect to “old” and “new” literacy. Educational achievements and goals are addressed within the “Education for All” framework. The chapter repeatedly emphasizes the importance of relying on multiple pedagogies and approaches-including formal, non-formal and distance education- in achieving worldwide educational objectives.