Prof. Serge Ebersold to Discuss Education Policies

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On Tuesday 29 October, 3 p.m., at VMU Building No. 3 (K. Donelaičio g. 52, Room 423), sociologist Serge Ebersold will hold a lecture entitled European Policies in Education.

Sociologist Serge Ebersold is a professor at the National Higher Institute for Training and Research for the Education of Young Disabled Persons and Adapted Teaching (INSHEA) in Paris.

The lecture will describe rationales behind reforms undertaken in most of the member countries of the Organisation for Co-Operation and Development (OECD) over the last 20 years. It aims to demonstrate that these reforms tend to reinvent educational institutions and promote new labelling mechanisms. Lecture will be based on data gathered at OECD and European level on the developed policies and their impact on students’ achievements.

About Prof. Serge Ebersold

Head of the international research unit on special needs issues at INSHEA, consultant for the OECD on Pathways for Students with Disabilities to Tertiary Education and to Employment (research on inclusion policies at national and international level). Head of international research on transition to work by Special Education Needs (SEN) students enrolled in higher education. Member of research team working on transition to vocational education and training (VET) in 7 EU member states. Head of research on access to culture for persons with disabilities, and of research on staff training and development on SEN issues in higher education. Country review on SEN policies in Haiti, including teacher training. Co-director of a master degree programme on implementation of inclusion and increasing participation of persons with disabilities.

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