Resources

Do you want to dive deep into Self-Directed Education? Do you want to stay up to date on the most recent news and thoughts from those making changes in the education system? Here are some of our suggestions.

 

Sites related to Self-Directed Education

  • Alliance for Self-Directed Education
    "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".

  • Alternative Education Resource Organization 
    AERO’s goal is to advance student-driven, learner-centered approaches to education.

  • Akilah S. Richards
    Akilah offers videos, podcasts, and writings about how social justice and self-directed education intersect.

  • Freedom to Learn
    The Psychology Today blog of Peter Gray, a professor of psychology at Boston College who writes about alternative approaches to education and the life-long value of play.

  • I’m Unschooled. Yes, I Can Write. 
    Blog by childhood unschooler and lifelong learner, Idzie Desmarais of Montreal, Quebec about  unschooling, reading, teaching vs. learning, respectful parenting and socialization.

  • IDEA 
    (Institute for Democratic Education in America) – A nonprofit organization that supports and showcases democratic education settings.

  • Challenging the Myths of Modern Schooling
    A website featuring the writings of John Taylor Gatto, a former New York State Teacher of the Year who is now an activist and public speaker against compulsory education.

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