EUGENE L. CHIAPPETTA

 

Professor of Science Education

Department of Curriculum & Instruction, University of Houston, Houston, Texas 77204-5027

echiappetta@houston.rr.com


EDUCATION

SYRACUSE UNIVERSITY

Ph. D.

Science Education

1972

 

M. S.

General Science

1968

ALLEGHENY COLLEGE

B. S.

Biology

1962

 

EXPERTISE

Research, Teaching, and Curriculum Development in Science Education.

 

EXPERIENCE: TEACHING

Teaching Science in the Elementary School, Teaching Science in the Secondary School; Teaching Biology, Chemistry, and Physics-Based Science; Individualizing Science Instruction; and Trends and Issues in Science Teaching. (1972 - present).

 

PUBLIC SCHOOL TEACHING

Eighth and ninth grade general science, 10th grade biology, and 11th grade chemistry. Lakewood, NY. (1964 - 1967).

 

CURRENT RESEARCH

Improve science achievement and interest through curriculum balance and effective instruction. - Analyze science textbooks for a balance of themes of scientific literacy.

 

SELECTED PUBLICATIONS

Chiappetta, E. L., Koballa, T., Collette, A. T. (2002). Science instruction in the middle and secondary schools. Upper Saddle River, NJ: Merrill/Prentice Hall.

Chiappetta, E. L., Fillman, D. A. (1998). Clarifying the place of essential topics and unifying principles in high school biology. School Science and Mathematics, 9(10), 12-18.

Chiappetta, E. L. (1997). Inquiry-based science. The Science Teacher, 64(10), 22-26.

Kellough, R. D. (Eds.), Cangelosi, J., Collette, A. T., Chiappetta, E. L., Souviney, R. J., Trowbridge, L. W., Bybee, R. W. (1996). Integrating mathematics and science for intermediate and middleschool students. Englewood Cliffs, NJ: Prentice Hall.

Chiappetta, E. L., Sethna, G. H., Fillman, D. A. (1993). Do middle school lifescience textbooks provide a balance of scientific literacy themes? Journal of Research in Science Teaching, 30, 787-797.

Chiappetta, E. L., Lueckemeyer, C. (1993). Two instructional models for teaching science and preparing science teachers. The Texas Science Teacher, 22(2), 16-18.

Chiappetta, E. L. (1987, Fourth printing 1992). Ideas and activities for physical science. College of Education, University of Houston, 390 pages.

Chiappetta, E. L. (1991). School science education in the U.S.: A historical overview. In S. K. Majumar, L. M. Rosenfeld, P. A. Rubba, E. W. Miller, R. F. Schmalz (Eds.), Science education in the United States: Issues, crises, and priorities. Easton, PA: The Pennsylvania Academy of Science, 939-951.

Chiappetta, E. L., Fillman, D. A., Sethna, G. H. (1991). A method to quantify major themes of scientific literacy in science textbooks. Journal of Research in Science Teaching, 28, 713-725.

Chiappetta, E. L., Fillman, D. A., Sethna, G. H. (1991). A quantitative analysis of high school chemistry textbooks for scientific literacy themes and expository learning aids. Journal of Research in Science Teaching, 28, 939-951.

Chiappetta, E. L., Waxman, H. C., Sethna, G. H. (1990). Student attitudes and perceptions. The Science Teacher, 57(4), 52-55.

Chiappetta, E. L. (1987). Body levers. The Science Teacher, 54(1), 34-41.

Russell, M. J., Chiappetta, E. L. (1981). The effects of a problem solving strategy on the achievement of earth science students. Journal of Research in Science Teaching, 18, 295-302.

Chiappetta, E. L. (1976). A review of Piagetian studies relevant to science instruction at the secondary and college level. Science Education, 60, 253-261.

Chiappetta, E. L., Collette, A. T. (1975). The effectiveness of verbal  label training in aiding second grade pupils to transfer their classificatory skill. Journal of Research in Science Teaching, 12, 183-191.

Roberts, R., Jones, H, Chiappetta, E. L. (1974). A concerns-based elementary science methods course. Science Education, 58, 377-383.

 

COORDINATOR OF SELECTED PROJECTS

· "Chemicals and the Environment: Science Teachers Institute - A two- week program held each July. Funded by the Texas Chemical Council (1990-present).

· “Integrating Physical and Chemistry with Everyday Life” - A one-year project for 20 physical science teachers. Funded by Eisenhower Grants. 1999-2000.

· "Investigations for Sixth-Grade Science" - A project funded by NSF to assess the effectiveness of inquiry-based, sixth-grade science materials. 1991-1994.

· "Improving Physical Science" - A project funded by NSF to develop a physical science resource manual to supplement physical science course instruction. 1985-1988.

· "The Petroleum Institute for Educators" - A three-week institute held each summer. Funded by the Texas Mid-Continent Oil & Gas Association. 1982-1991.

· "Teaching Physical Science" - A course funded  by Houston Lighting and Power Co. 1985-1990.

· "Energy, Technology, and Society" - An institute funded by Houston Lighting and Power Co. 1982-1985.

 

PROFESSIONAL ORGANIZATIONS

· Amer. Chemical Council

· Amer. Educational Research Association

· Nat'l Assoc. for Research in Science Teaching

· Assoc. for the Education of Teachers in Science

· Nat'l Association for Biology Teachers

· Assoc. for Supervision and Curriculum Dev.

· Nat'l Science Education Leadership Assoc.

· Metro. Association for Teachers of Science

· Nat'l Science Teachers Association

· School Science and Math Association

· Nat'l Wildlife Federation

· Science Teachers Association of Texas