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
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Organizational Members

Philly Free School logoBrooklyn Apple Academy logoCottonwood ALC logoRock Tree Sky logoCasco Learning logoTrue North logoAlder Commons logo3446 Madera Ave logoYUEGU Learning Community logoAgile Learning Centers logoLiberated Learners logoThe Learning Cooperatives logoHouston Sudbury School logoAbrome logoProject World School logoFreedom Academy logoDandelion Learning Collaborative logoSanta Barbara Free School logoComunidad Orgánica logo