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The Benefits of Chess in Education

The Benefits of Chess in Education

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Published by: Declan Max Brohan on Mar 30, 2011
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The Benefits of Chess
The Benefits of Chessin Education
A Collection of Studies and Paperson Chess and EducationA Collection of Studies and Paperson Chess and Education
Compiled by:Patrick S. McDonaldYouth Coordinator for the Ontario Chess AssociationYouth Coordinator for the Chess Federation of Canada
Table of Contents
Chess in Education Research Summary
Dr. Robert Ferguson compiles a series of research papers and summarizes them in one concise paper 
5Why Offer Chess in Schools?
Chessmaster Jerry Meyers offers his views along with some test results and conclusions from those tests.
9Some Thoughts on the Educational Merits of the Game Chess
Phil Shapiro discusses some of the school-sponsored chess projects underway in the US.
11Chess Makes Kids Smart 
Anne Graham dicusses anecdotes showing many of the benefits of kids learning chess.
15Chess Improves Academic Performance
An article derived primarily from: “New York City Schools Chess Program” by Christine Palm - 1990
19Teachers Guide: Research and Benefits of Chess
Another summary of many studies by Dr. Robert C. Ferguson Including many resources for moreinformation listed.
21Scientific Proof: Chess Improves Reading Scores
Beverly Byrne highlights a New York City Study.
35Chess Makes Kids Smarter
Dr. Gerard Dullea reviews studies done over the years.
37The Case for Chess as a Tool to Develop Our Children’s Minds
Dr. Peter Dauvergne of the University of Sydney surveys educational and psychological studies to examinethe benefits for children of studying and playing chess.
39Chess Is Cool for Kids!
Leopold Lacrimosa discusses Chess and the 5 R’s for Kids
47Benefits of Chess for Children
Dean J. Ippolito shows how chess has been proven to enhance creativity, problem solving, memory,concentration, intellectual maturity, self esteem and many other abilities.
53The Importance of Chess in the Classroom
Michael David Wojcio shares his enthusiasm for the art, the challenge and the benefits of chess.
57The Effect of Chess on Reading Scores: District Nine Chess Program SecondYear Report 
A study undertaken by Stuart Margulies Ph.D.
63Study I. The ESEA Title IV-C Project: Developing Critical and Creative ThinkingThrough Chess
A US federally funded research project undertaken in Bradford PA.
73Study III. The USA Junior Chess Olympics Research: Developing Memory andVerbal Reasoning
Another study undertaken near Bradford PA.
81Chess and Standard Test Scores
A study documenting the effect of participation in a chess club on standardized test scores of elementarystudents.
85Chess and Aptitudes – Summary
A summary of the experiment conducted by Albert Frank in Zaire.
89The Role of Chess in Modern Education
Marcel Milat recommends the use of Chess in the educational system.
91Chess in the Math Curriculum
Jude Isabella, Editor of YesMag, Canada’s Science magazine for kids shows the advantages of adding chess to the regular curriculum.
97Chess Anyone? – Chess as an Essential Teaching Tool
Brenda Dyck contemplates whether smart kids play chess or chess makes kids smart.
101Further Resources
References and excerpts from other resources available

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