The mission of the Center of Pedagogy is the continuing development of educators who promote students’ critical thinking and learning and develop their competence to participate actively and productively in democratic communities. The Center’s members recognize their roles and moral responsibilities in the enculturation of students into our emerging political and social democracy. The Center provides a vehicle for collaboration in an environment where all members can participate as equals. The Center of Pedagogy facilitates the ongoing simultaneous renewal of the education of educators and the educational programs of the University and the public schools. The Center encourages a wide range of scholarship, especially the scholarship of pedagogy and of application.