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Nuffield Foundation Science Teaching Project Published Texts

Identity Statement

Reference code(s): GB 0100 KCLCA CNU/TEXT
Held at: King's College London College Archives
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Full title: Nuffield Foundation Science Teaching Project Published Texts
Date(s): 1960-1993
Level of description: Sub-fonds of Nuffield Foundation Science Teaching Project
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Extent: 84 boxes
Name of creator(s): Chelsea College | Nuffield Foundation Science Teaching Project | Publications Department
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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.


Scope and content/abstract:

Published texts of the Nuffield Foundation Science Teaching Project (NFSTP), 1963-1993, and associated material, 1960-1991, including books for teachers and pupils, other teaching materials, trial material, and some publishers' brochures. The publications are Nuffield Primary Science (the SPACE project), Collins Educational, 1993; Nuffield Junior Science, William Collins Sons & Co Ltd, 1967; Teaching Primary Science, Macdonald Educational, 1975-1978; Nuffield Science 11 to 13, Longman Group Ltd, 1986-1987; Nuffield Science for Key Stage 3, Longman Group Ltd, 1990-1992; NFSTP Secondary Science, trials, 1968; Nuffield Secondary Science, Longman Group Ltd, 1970-1972; NFSTP Combined Science, trial editions, 1966; Nuffield Combined Science, Longman/Penguin Books, 1970; Nuffield Combined Science Themes for the Middle Years, Longman Group Ltd, 1977-1978; Nuffield Home Economics, Hutchinson Education, 1982-1985; Nuffield Science 13 to 16, Longman Group Ltd, 1979-1981; Nuffield Secondary Mathematics, Heinemann, 1991; NFSTP Biology, trial course, 1963-1968; Nuffield Biology, Longman/Penguin Books, 1966-1967; Revised Nuffield Biology, Longman Group Ltd, 1974-1975; NFSTP Chemistry, provisional editions, 1964-1965; Nuffield Chemistry, Longman/Penguin Books, 1966-1969; NFSTP Chemistry, provisional edition, 1964; Revised Nuffield Chemistry, Longman Group Ltd, 1975-1980; NFSTP Physics, draft and trial editions, 1964-1969; Nuffield Physics, Longman/Penguin Books, 1966-1969; Revised Nuffield Physics, Longman Group Ltd, 1985-1986; Nuffield Assessment in Science, Longman Group Ltd, 1988; Nuffield Co-ordinated Sciences, Longman Group Ltd, 1988; Nuffield Modular Sciences (Pathways Through Science), Longman Group Ltd, 1992-1993; Nuffield Working with Science Project, Longman Group Ltd, 1977-1978; Nuffield Working with Science for Certificate of Pre-Vocational Education, 1986; NFSTP A-level Physical Science, [1969-1971]; Nuffield Advanced Science: Physical Science, Penguin Books, 1972-1974; NFSTP A-level Biology, trial scheme, 1966-[1968]; Nuffield Advanced Science: Biology, Penguin Books, 1970-1971, Longman Group Ltd, 1981-1982; Revised Nuffield Advanced Science: Biology, Longman Group Ltd, 1985-1988; NFSTP A-level Chemistry, trial material, 1966-1969; Nuffield Advanced Science: Chemistry, Penguin Books, 1970-1971; Revised Nuffield Advanced Science Chemistry, Longman Group Ltd, 1984; NFSTP A-level Physics, trial version, 1969-1970; Nuffield Advanced Science: Physics, Penguin Books, 1970-1971; Revised Nuffield Advanced Science: Physics, Longman Group Ltd, 1985-1986; books on design and technology: P J Black and G Matthews, In place of confusion (Nuffield-Chelsea Curriculum Trust, 1980s) and P J Black and Robin Murray, Design and Technology across the curriculum (Heinemann, 1989); Investigating the Nature of Science, Longman, 1990; Nuffield Foundation Science Teacher Education Project (STEP) progress reports, 1964-1966, trial curriculum units, 1971-1972, and publishers' brochure, 1974; foreign editions of Nuffield texts, 1967-1985, including Spanish, Italian, Turkish, German, Hebrew, Dutch, French and Japanese; scientific publications by other bodies, 1960-1991, including the Royal Meteorological Society, Heinemann Education Books Ltd, Allyn and Bacon Inc, Boston, USA, Macdonald Educational, Crystal Structures Ltd, CEGB, Wesleyan University, Middletown, Conneticut, USA, and Unilever Ltd.

Access & Use

Language/scripts of material:

System of arrangement:

Conditions governing access:

Open, subject to signature of reader's undertaking form.

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.

Finding aids:

This summary guide and detailed catalogue online and available in reading room at King's College London Archives. List available in reading room at King's College London Archives, detailing all published texts of the NFSTP and indicating which are held at King's College London Archives.

Archival Information

Archival history:

Immediate source of acquisition:

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

Allied Materials

Related material:

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).

Publication note:

Description Notes

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.

Date(s) of descriptions:
Feb 2001, revised Mar 2001

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