Tutoring of young people with disabilities: Experiential learning that prepares tutors for an inclusive professional and civic perspective
CentraleSupélec is a leading French engineering school which addresses disability with a global perspective and strategy. It has set up a mentoring programme for young people with disabilities. Its aims are multiple: to help disabled young people, through tutoring, to promote their access to higher education and their projection towards a professional project linked to their motivations; and to prepare CentraleSupélec students, as tutors, for diversity issues, while developing their adaptability, responsibility and managerial skills more generally.
In addition to fostering the satisfaction and progress of those tutored, the tutors’ feedback and progress illustrate how the confrontation with disability changes their personal perspectives and prepares them to take into account this singularity in their professional lives.