Chess and Education: A Bibliography
What follows is a rather extensive list of book and magazine articles generally relating to Chess and Education.
In doing research for this manual, I combed the files of five different library systems. I made use of the Inter Library Loan requests system as well. It is common in doing any kind of research work to accumulate much more material than you eventually end up using, so it was with this project. While I did utilize some of the material, much of it was either too esoteric for this project or simply irrelevant. However, it may not be irrelevant to you· Accordingly, I have arranged it into three loose categories to simplify your access to it.
The categories are SCHOLASTIC, PSYCHOLOGY, and GENERAL.
The Scholastic category includes almost anything related to chess in the schools. Many of these articles are news stories or human-interest pieces showing how kids like to play chess. This section does have a lot of interesting photos which you might like to put up in your club room or paste in your club scrapbook.
The Psychology category contains a number of fascinating laboratory experiments relating to how the human brain works when trying to play chess and solve chess related problems. Much of the material requires at least some background in formal psychology, and much of it is of an esoteric nature considerably removed in focus from the design of this layman-oriented scholastic chess manual. A number of in-house clinical psychology theories are debated. Still, if you can get past the clinical terminology, many of you as teachers will find this material absorbing reading.
The General category contains articles which do not comfortably fit completely in either of the two previous categories. This section includes everything from chess slang to chess and politics.
Inside these three separate categories, I have arranged the articles alphabetically by SOURCE. I have included the article name, page number, volume and/or month, where listed, and the author’s name.
I have also included a brief review of the article, when one was available.
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