Pub. date: 2006 | Online Pub. Date: September 15, 2007 | DOI: 10.4135/9781412939584 | Print ISBN: 9780761930877 | Online ISBN: 9781412939584| Publisher:SAGE Publications, Inc.About this encyclopedia
Begun in the mid-1980s, the Holmes Group worked to elevate the profession of teaching, restructure colleges and departments of education, reform teacher education, and strengthen ties between K–12 and higher education. The consortium of 96 major U.S. research universities was led by their deans of education, with Judith Taack Lanier, Dean, College of Education, Michigan State University, as president; and Frank B. Murray, Dean, College of Education, University of Delaware, as chair of the executive board. The name Holmes honored Henry W. Holmes, Dean of the Harvard Education School in the 1920s, who envisioned a more professional teacher corps in the United States. The Holmes Group published three influential reports. Tomorrow's Teachers laid out goals for increasing the academic rigor of teacher preparation, Tomorrow's ...