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Identity statement

Reference code(s)
GB0100 KCLCA CNU/TEXT
Title
NUFFIELD FOUNDATION SCIENCE TEACHING PROJECT: Trial Texts
Date(s)
1960-1991
Level of description
Sub-fonds of Nuffield Foundation Science Teaching Project
Extent and medium of the unit of description (quantity, bulk, or size)
33 boxes

Context

Name of creator(s)

Chelsea College, Nuffield Foundation Science Teaching Project

Administrative / Biographical history

The Nuffield Foundation Science Teaching Project operated via sections based at the Project's headquarters at Chelsea College, London, developing content and methods of presentation for teaching science subjects at various levels. The Publications Department produced materials for these projects in physical science, physics, chemistry and biology at different levels.

Immediate source of acquisition or transfer

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

Content & structure

Scope and content

Trial editions of subsequently published texts and some publishers' brochures of the Nuffield Foundation Science Teaching Project (NFSTP), 1960-1991.   Published books for teachers and pupils, and other teaching materials were removed from this collection in 2017.  

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, detailing all published texts of the NFSTP.

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 general papers, 1961-1974 (Ref: CNU/STP); 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); 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 and 2017

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Subjects

  • Biology education
  • Chemistry education
  • Curriculum
  • Educational institutions
  • Educational publications
  • Mathematics education
  • Physics education
  • Schools
  • Science education
  • Teaching materials

Corporate names

  • Allyn and Bacon Inc
  • CEGB
  • Crystal Structures Limited
  • Heinemann, publishers
  • Macdonald Educational
  • Nuffield Foundation Science Teaching Project
  • Royal Meteorological Society
  • Unilever
  • Wesleyan University, Middletown, Conneticut, USA

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