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.

Asking the right questions...
What is Self-Directed Education?
Building a movement...
About the Alliance for Self-Directed Education
Sharing our stories...
Tipping Points Press


Organizational Members

Brooklyn Apple Academy logoAlder Commons logoLiberated Learners logoCottonwood ALC logoTrue North logoProject World School logoHouston Sudbury School logoPhilly Free School logo3446 Madera Ave logoThe Learning Cooperatives logoYUEGU Learning Community logoFreedom Academy logoAbrome logoAgile Learning Centers logoRock Tree Sky logoNot Back to School Camp logo