Serge Ebersold

professor, chair accessibility (Conservatoire national des arts et métiers (cnam))

Serge Ebersold is sociologist and professor at the Conservatoire National des arts et métiers (CNAM), Paris, where he holds the chair on accessibility and project adviser at the European Agency for Special Needs and Inclusive Education.




he is professor at the conservatoire national des arts et métiers (CNAM), Paris where he holds the chair on accessibility. He was analyst at the Organisation for Economic co-operation and Development (OECD) between 2006 and 2009 where he coordinated a project analyzing pathways students with disabilities follow to tertiary education and to employment and implemented country policy reviews on inclusive education. He was previously senior lecturer at the University of Strasbourg during 15 years and researched on persons with disabilities’ education and employment opportunities. He was involved in the WHO’s revision process of the International classification of disability.

He published several books and articles in French as well as in English on participation opportunities persons with disabilities  and their family have to citizenship, education and to employment. His lastest publication are : L’éducation inclusive : droit ou privilège ? Accessibilité et transition juvénile, Grenoble :  PUG, Ebersold, S. and Meijer (2016). “Financing inclusive education : policy challenges, issues and trends”. In Watkins, A., Meijer C., International Perspectives on Inclusive Education: Volume 8 Implementing Inclusive Education: Issues in bridging the policy-practice gap, Cambridge, Emerald ; Ebersold, S., (2016). “Youth with Disabilities and Transition To Adulthood”, in Devlieger P., Rusch F.,R and Pfeiffer, D., (Eds). Rethinking Disability: The Emergence of New Definitions, Concepts and Communities. Antwerpen-Apeldorn : Garant.

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