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

Abrome logoDandelion Learning Collaborative logoAgile Learning Centers logoCottonwood ALC logoBrooklyn Apple Academy logoAlder Commons logoProject World School logoThe Learning Cooperatives logoRock Tree Sky logoLiberated Learners logoTrue North logo3446 Madera Ave logoHouston Sudbury School logoPhilly Free School logoYUEGU Learning Community logoFreedom Academy logo