The French Education Ministry, with its Evaluation, Forward Planning and Performance unit (DEPP), has chosen researcher Philippe Coulangeon to assess our “A violin can change the world” project. After becoming a professor (agrégé) of social sciences in 1992, Philippe Coulangeon served as a Research Fellow at France’s National Center for Scientific Research (CNRS) from 1999 to 2009, when he became a Senior Research Fellow at the Center.
He teaches at the prestigious Institut d’Études Politiques de Paris (Sciences Po), at École Nationale de la Statistique et de l’Administration Économique (ENSAE), and at Université de Université Paris-XIII.
Professor Coulangeon’s evaluation will cover every aspect of child development, from cognitive to behavioral to physical, including motor skills and perception, and will compare the long-term progress of project participants with that of children at similar schools.
The French Education Ministry’s support for our commitment to measuring impact is a clear sign of genuine interest in our project.