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Eugene L. Chiappetta is a professor of science education in the Department of Curriculum and Instruction at the University
of Houston. Dr. Chiappetta holds a bachelor’s degree in Biology from Allegheny College and master’s degree in General
Science, and a Ph.D. in Science Education from Syracuse University. He has coauthored many textbook analysis research
studies, using the nature of science as a framework. Recently, a recipient of the National Association for Research in Science
Teaching Paper Award for Examination of Science Textbook Analysis Research Conducted on Textbooks Published over the Past
100 Years in the United States, The “Skoog Cup” for Significant Contributions and Leadership in the Development of
Quality Science Education in Texas, and “Teaching Excellence” Award in the College of Education. Professor Chiappetta
teaches undergraduate and graduate courses in science education and has coordinated teacher certification and science
education programs for over three decades.
Thomas R. Koballa, Jr. is a professor of science education in the Department of Mathematics and Science Education at
the University of Georgia. Dr. Koballa holds a bachelor’s degree in Biology and master’s degree in Science Education from
East Carolina University, and a Ph.D. in Curriculum and Instruction from the Pennsylvania State University. He is past
president of the National Association for Research in Science Teaching and the recipient of the Association of Science
Teacher Education’s Outstanding Mentoring Award. He teaches undergraduate and graduate classes in science education
and has authored or coauthored more than 50 journal articles and chapters. His current research foci include science
teacher learning and mentoring.
Table of Contents
|Getting into Science Teaching Quickly|
|Thoughts and Actions of Beginning Science Teachers|
|The Purpose of Teaching Science|
|Planning to Teach Science|
|Managing the Science Learning Environment|
|Assessing Science Lessons|
|Background for Science Teaching|
|The Nature of Science|
|Diverse Adolescent Learners and Their Schools|
|Learning in Middle Grades and Secondary Schools|
|Strategies for Science Teaching|
|Inquiry and Teaching Science|
|Discussion, Demonstration, and Lecture|
|Science, Technology, and Society|
|Laboratory Work and Fieldwork|
|Safety in the Laboratory and Classroom|
|Computers and Electronic Technologies|
|Long-Term Planning and Assessment|
|Little Science Puzzlers|
|Science Laboratory Activities|
|Scoring Key for Science Teaching Inventory Found in Chapter One|
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