The Holmes Group Records

Summary Information

Michigan State University Archives and Historical Collections
Holmes Group (1983- ).
The Holmes Group records
Date [inclusive]
0.25 Cubic feet , 6 folders

Preferred Citation

Researchers wishing to cite this collection should include the following information: "Item title, Collection title, Collection Identifier, Michigan State University Archives & Historical Collections, East Lansing,Michigan".

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Historical Note

The Holmes Group began in 1983 when 17 deans of colleges of education met to discuss research into other methods of teacher education. At a second meeting, they developed a two phase plan to improve standards for teacher education. The group expanded to become a consortium of 96 research universities. They addressed their concerns in three reports. In 1996, the group joined with various teacher organizations to create the Holmes Partnership whose agenda is to accomplish the goals identified by the Holmes Group. MSU’s Dean of the College of Education, Judith Lanier, as well as other professors in the College of Education, were involved in the original group.

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Scope and Contents note

This collection contains reports of the Holmes Group. Tomorrow’s Teachers, 1986, describes the background of the Holmes Group, the problems they see in teacher education, and their goals.  Tomorrow’s Schools, 1990, outlines the principles for the design of professional development schools which are collaborations between public schools and universities while the executive summary outlines the progress in 1992 of the program.  Tomorrow’s Schools of Education, 1995, describes how the new professional schools will help education for both future educators and students.  The Holmes Scholars Network, 1991-1993, contains lists of graduate scholars in education at Holmes Group schools.  One Year On, 1989, is a recap of the progress on the Holmes Group. Also included is  Tomorrow’s Schools: Executive Summary, a summary of the  Tomorrow’s Schools report.

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Administrative Information

Publication Information

Michigan State University Archives and Historical Collections November 2003

Revision Description

  February 2009

Conditions Governing Access

Collection is open for research.

Legal Status note

Copyright: Michigan State University Property Rights: Michigan State University

Conditions Governing Use

Permission to publish material from this collection must be obtained from University Archives & Historical Collections, Michigan State University.

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Controlled Access Headings

Corporate Name(s)

  • Holmes Group (1983- ).
  • Holmes Group (1983- ).


  • Education

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Collection Inventory

Drawer Folder

Tomorrow’s Teachers 1986 

F.D. 1

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Tomorrow’s Schools 1990 

F.D. 2

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Tomorrow’s Schools of Education 1995 

F.D. 3

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Holmes Scholars Network 1991-1993 

F.D. 4

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One Year On 1989 

F.D. 5

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Tomorrow’s Schools: Executive Summary 1992 

F.D. 6

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Annual Reports 



Annual Reports


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#947: The Holmes Group Forum 

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