The Alliance for

Self-Directed Education

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Imagine what would happen if, instead of sending children to conventional schools where their natural ways of learning are curtailed, we provided them with the resources that would allow their curiosity, playfulness, and other natural ways of learning to flourish. That is Self-Directed Education (SDE): education that derives from the self-chosen activities and life experiences of the learner.

The Alliance for Self-Directed Education (ASDE) is a nonprofit organization dedicated to normalizing and legitimizing Self-Directed Education, to make it available to everyone who seeks it. We invite you to join.

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What is Self-Directed Education?
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About the Alliance for Self-Directed Education
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Organizational Members

Trellis Learning logoCasco Learning logoLiberated Learners logoEmbark Center for Self-Directed Education logoPhilly Free School logo3446 Madera Ave logoTrue North logoThe Learning Cooperatives logoFreedom Academy logoJuniper Root Woodland Microschool logoAgile Learning Centers logoCamino Educación logoYUEGU Learning Community logoCottonwood ALC logoDandelion Learning Collaborative logoAlder Commons logoThe Children’s Community logoGenerational Seeds logo