Welcome to the Center for
Shakespeare in Diverse Classrooms, a unique partnership between
the UC Davis School of Education and Globe Education,
Shakespeare’s Globe, London. Through our teacher professional
development programs and ongoing research we seek to develop and
document engaging and equitable K-12 classroom practices for the
study of Shakespeare and other complex texts.
The Center works to empower language arts and social studies
teachers with innovative practices throughout their careers,
beginning with their teaching credential year and continuing
through ongoing professional development workshops and
opportunities to partner with us as research-practitioners.
Since 2005, more than 200 credential and preservice teachers and
more than 100 teachers who attended in-service workshops have
received professional development through joint programs produced
in partnership by the School of Education and Globe Education.
This programming has reached over 20,000 K-12 students in 31
school districts. In 2018, this collective work and a new
research focus were formally brought together and renamed the
Center for Shakespeare in Diverse Classrooms to reflect the
School of Education’s core mission of educational equity.