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Identity statement

Reference code(s)
GB0100 KCLCA CNU/STP
Title
NUFFIELD FOUNDATION SCIENCE TEACHING PROJECT: General administrative papers
Date(s)
1961-1974
Level of description
Sub-fonds of Nuffield Foundation Science Teaching Project
Extent and medium of the unit of description (quantity, bulk, or size)
46 boxes, 1 file

Context

Name of creator(s)

Chelsea College, Nuffield Foundation Science Teaching Project

Administrative / Biographical history

The Nuffield Foundation Science Teaching Project, set up in 1961, operated via subject-based sections, each run by an organiser and based at the Project's headquarters at Chelsea College, London, backed by a consultative committee and working party. The projects developed content and methods of presentation in science teaching at various levels.

Immediate source of acquisition or transfer

The records were transferred to King's College London Archives from the Nuffield Foundation Science Teaching Project at Chelsea College.

Content & structure

Scope and content

General administrative and reference papers, 1961-1974, of the Nuffield Foundation Science Teaching Project, comprising correspondence and other papers, 1962-1973, including progress reports relating to dependent projects, correspondence on trustees, circulars to schools, material on teachers and teaching materials, staffing, curriculum development and training, correspondence with other bodies including the Association for Science Education and the Schools Council, and papers on trials, coordinators, and budgets for projects; papers relating to meetings and conferences, 1961-1972, including sixth-form science teaching, educational aid overseas, training science teachers, and Nuffield O-levels and A-levels; papers relating to publications and films, 1963-1973, including correspondence on films with Unilever Ltd and the BBC and on text books, and correspondence with publishers; papers relating to apparatus and equipment, 1964-1974, including correspondence with manufacturers, orders, papers on safety, laboratory design and storage of apparatus, equipment trials, and lists of suppliers; papers relating to teaching materials and examinations, 1964-1973, including examination papers on O- and A-level physics, physical sciences, chemistry and biology, papers relating to CSE examinations, correspondence on the acceptance of pupils with Nuffield qualifications at universities, and papers on programmed learning, multiple choice testing, and pupils' responses.

System of arrangement

The papers are arranged in series: correspondence and general papers; meetings and conferences; publications and films; apparatus and equipment; teaching materials and examinations.

Conditions of access & use

Conditions governing access

Open, subject to signature of Reader's undertaking form, and appropriate provision of two forms of identification, to include one photographic ID.

Conditions governing reproduction

Photocopies, subject to the condition of the original, may be supplied for research use only. Requests to publish original material should be submitted to the Director of Archive Services, King's College London.

Language/scripts of material

English

Finding aids

List available in reading room at King's College London Archives.

Allied materials

Existence and location of originals

King's College London College Archives

Related units of description

King's College London Archives holds the records of the Nuffield Foundation Science Teaching Project (NFSTP), 1949-1993 (Ref: CNU), the other sub-fonds comprising the Secondary Science Education Programme, 1965-1974 (Ref: CNU/SS); the Junior Science Project, 1960-1974 (Ref: CNU/JSP); the Combined Science Project, 1964-1970 (Ref: CNU/CSP); A-level in Physical Sciences, 1955-1974 (Ref: CNU/ALPS); Physics A-and O-level, 1963-1972 (Ref: CNU/PAL, CNU/POL); Chemistry O-level, 1962-1974 (Ref: CNU/COL); Chemistry A-level, 1962-1974 (Ref: CNU/CAL); Biology O-level, 1962-c1973 (Ref: CNU/BOL); Biology A-level, 1963-1972 (Ref: CNU/BAL); records relating to publications, also including material on NFSTP administration, 1949-1992 (Ref: CNU/PBN); published texts, 1960-1993 (Ref: CNU/TEXT); film loops and accompanying teaching notes, 1966-1978 (Ref: CNU/BOL/FL, CNU/COL/FL, CNU/BAL/FL, CNU/CAL/FL, CNU/PAL/FL, CNU/SS/FL, CNU/CSP/FL). It also holds records of the Schools Council Integrated Science Project (based, like the NFSTP, at Chelsea College and inspired by the Nuffield Combined Science Scheme), 1968-1984 (Ref: C/SCISP, C/SC, C/SCPT, C/SCI5-13).

Description control

Archivist's Note

Compiled by Rachel Kemsley as part of the RSLP AIM25 project. Source: list at King's College London Archives.

Rules or conventions

Compiled in compliance with General International Standard Archival Description, ISAD(G), second edition, 2000; National Council on Archives Rules for the Construction of Personal, Place and Corporate Names, 1997.

This catalogue is made available under the Open Data Commons Attribution License. This catalogue may be updated from time to time in order to reflect additional material and/or new understandings of the material.

Date(s) of descriptions

Feb 2001, revised Mar 2001

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Subjects

  • Biology education
  • Books
  • Chemistry education
  • Communication process
  • Communications media
  • Conferences
  • Curriculum
  • Economics of education
  • Educational administration
  • Educational evaluation
  • Educational finance
  • Educational institutions
  • Educational personnel
  • Educational personnel training
  • Equipment
  • Examinations
  • Group communication
  • Guides
  • Information sciences
  • People
  • People by occupation
  • Personnel
  • Physics education
  • Publications
  • Schoolchildren
  • Schools
  • Science education
  • Scientific equipment
  • Secondary school students
  • Secondary school teachers
  • Student evaluation
  • Students
  • Teacher education
  • Teachers
  • Textbooks

Corporate names

  • Association for Science Education
  • BBC, British Broadcasting Corporation
  • Nuffield Foundation Science Teaching Project
  • Unilever

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