鈥淚n discussing the 鈥渄emocratic ideal鈥 of education, John Dewey argued that two fundamental traits combine the educational experience and democracy. The aim of education, he argued, is to 鈥済enerate greater reliance upon the recognition of mutual interests鈥 and 鈥渃ontinuous readjustment through meeting new situations.鈥 Building from this observation, the Center for Critical Democracy Studies seeks to build on Dewey's insights into education and democracy to pursue innovative pedagogical opportunities for students and faculty at BT天堂.鈥