Research

What does chess in education research reveal?

Because of the math, literacy, and critical thinking skills inherent in the game, chess as an educational tool can have a positive impact on students. Teachers report improved attitudes toward school and increased self-confidence in students who play chess. 

As a result, chess in education research is an emerging field of study both within the United States and internationally. Rather than maintain an exhaustive list of research papers, this site provides a few links to compendiums of research as well as important recent papers.

Editor Dr. William Bart offers opinion pieces on lessons drawn from past studies as well as suggesting directions for future research.

For more see the Research Forum.

Compendiums and Recent Research