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These are links to informative, inspiring, and otherwise helpful websites
and blogs for those interested in alternative education in general.
ASDE is dedicated to informing people about the benefits of, and methods for, allowing children and adolescents to direct their own education. The Alliance brings together organizations and individuals who are already actively promoting and enabling Self-Directed Education (SDE) and recognizes that there are many ways to practice and support SDE, including several varieties of SDE-aligned schools, learning centers, and homeschooling.
Advancing student-driven, learner-centered approaches to education throughout the United States and beyond
A collection of thoughtful, beautiful essays by Carol Black on education, including the widely republished “A Thousand Rivers: What the Modern World Has Forgotten about Children and Learning.” Black is a filmmaker, writer, and eloquent advocate for self-directed education. On her website you can also learn about and view the documentary film Schooling the World: The White Man's Last Burden.
At the forefront of creating and sustaining personalized, equitable, and intellectually challenging schools
A growing community leading the movement toward a future in which learner-centered education is available to every child, regardless of background or circumstance.
Gifted Homeschoolers Forum
GHF supports, educates, and advocates for gifted and twice-exceptional (2e) children, their families, and the professionals who serve them, as they pursue alternative, lifelong educational paths.
An education reform movement committed to small-scale learning communities based on the values of democracy, justice, and respect
Videos and other resources that help schools take small steps leading to big, positive, informed change, drawing on best practices from outstanding educators and nonprofits from across the country. An initiative of author, philanthropist, and learner-centered education activist Ted Dintersmith.
A national nonprofit organization that advances democratic education: learning that equips every human being to participate fully in a healthy democracy
The International Montessori Index: created to provide detailed comparative information to help in the search for a school or training center; also includes history and philosophy of the Montessori movement
Envisioning a world where all children are honored and respected for their potential, capabilities, and humanity
An internationally recognized and beloved author and leader in the development of education, creativity, and innovation (see his TED talks!)
The original Sudbury school, where young people are exuberant about their lives and fully in control of their education (Framingham, MA)
The original alternative "free" school, founded by A.S. Neill in 1921; still an influential model for progressive, democratic education around the world (Suffolk, England)
Education-related ideas worth spreading
Everything you need to know about Waldorf education