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Supporting Democratic, Alternative  and Progressive Education.

Aims, History, Organisation

Conferences, Advocacy, Support

Who, What, Where


Who We Are

The Australasian Democratic Education Community was established in 2001 by a group of like minded educators who had a passion for democratic, alternative and progressive education. 

ADEC provides a forum for inspiring learning communities, for discussion, debate, and research, a network for sharing and support and an incorporated association of like-minded individuals, schools, learning centres and education institutions working together on common issues.

 Childhood needs time. It doesn’t need pressure and coercion. It needs love, it needs trust, it needs time to breathe.

Henry Readhead

Upcoming Events

  • 21 Sept 2024, 9:00 am AWST – 22 Sept 2024, 4:30 pm AWST
    Kerry Street Community School, 20 Forrest Rd, Hamilton Hill WA 6163, Australia
    Embrace the spirit of democratic education at the 2024 ADEC Conference hosted by Kerry Street Community School in Perth, Western Australia, where diverse voices unite to shape the future of learning on September 21st – 22nd. Join us in redefining education together!

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Democratic Education for a Democratic Country

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