Thursday, July 21, 2011

Chess Education Mandatory in Armenia -- America Next?

  • “There is not a single parent in Armenia who wouldn’t like their child to learn how to play chess,” asserted Narine Hovhannisian, director of the Ministry of Education and Science’s Department of Secondary Education.
  • Starting September 1, second-grade pupils in 1,400 schools will be taught chess twice a week; the subject later will become mandatory for third- and fourth-grade students.
  • “Chess will develop children’s logic, memory, imagination and willpower, their ability to think...”

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