Ashoka Fellow
France
Fellow Since 2009
This description of Jean-Claude Decalonne's work was prepared when Jean-Claude Decalonne was elected to the Ashoka Fellowship in 2009.
Introduction
Jean-Claude Decalonne is providing struggling French pupils in at-risk neighborhoods with the tools they need to succeed academically and socially. By engaging parents, teachers and the broader community in supporting and developing young people’s potential, he is showing society the value of alternative paths to education and success for children.
The New Idea
The Problem
The Strategy
The Person

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