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The Holmes Group records

 Record Group
Identifier: UA-23.12

Scope and Contents

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.


  • Creation: 1986 - 1995


Conditions Governing Access

Collection is open for research.

Conditions Governing Use

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

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.


0.25 Cubic Feet (6 folders)

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Legal Status

Donor(s) have transferred any applicable copyright to Michigan State University but the collection may contain third-party materials for which copyright was not transferred. Copyright restrictions may apply. Property Rights: Michigan State University.



The Holmes Group Records
4 Published And Cataloged
S. Roberts
November 2003
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Finding aid written in English.

Repository Details

Part of the University Archives and Historical Collections Repository

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