ERIC Number: ED270454
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1986-Apr
Tomorrow's Teachers: A Report of The Holmes Group.
Holmes Group, Inc., East Lansing, MI.
The Holmes Group, a consortium of deans and a number of chief academic officers from research institutions in each of the 50 states, is organized around the twin goals of the reform of teacher education and the reform of the teaching profession. Members of the group represent colleges of teacher education that are the leading research institutions in their respective states and regions. The study and consensus-building deliberations of this group over the past several years culminated in the release of this report. Necessary guidelines for the future work of the reform-minded group emerged during this period of intense discussion and consultation. A common agenda, shared understandings, and a broad outline for action commitments have been defined. The shared goals, understanding, and action commitments described in the body of this report will guide the refinement and gradual implementation phase of the consortium, bringing great specificity to the standards development work across the next several years. The stated goals of The Holmes Group are to: (1) make the education of teachers intellectually more solid; (2) recognize differences in teachers' knowledge, skill, and commitment, in their education, certification, and work; (3) create standards of entry to the profession; examinations and educational requirements that are professionally relevant and intellectually defensible; (4) connect the group's institutions with schools; and (5) make schools better places for teachers to work and learn. Appendices include a description of The Holmes Group, lists of participants, and working drafts of goals for The Holmes Group standards. (JD)
Descriptors: Academic Standards, Admission Criteria, Educational Change, Educational Improvement, Higher Education, Institutional Role, Preservice Teacher Education, Teacher Certification, Teacher Education Programs
The Holmes Group, Inc., 501 Erickson Hall, East Lansing, MI 48824-1034 ($6.50).
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Johnson Foundation, Inc., Racine, WI.; New York Times Foundation, NY.; Department of Education, Washington, DC.; Carnegie Corp. of New York, NY.; Ford Foundation, New York, NY.
Authoring Institution: Holmes Group, Inc., East Lansing, MI.