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Third culture kids : growing up among worlds

Author: David C Pollock; Ruth E Van Reken
Publisher: Boston : Nicholas Brealey Pub., 2009.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : Rev. edView all editions and formats
"For nearly a decade, Third Culture Kids: The Experience of Growing Up Among Worlds has been the authority on the experiences of 'third culture kids'--children who grow up or spend a significant part of their childhood living abroad. Early on, TCKs were identified as the prototype 'citizen of the future.' That time is now, as more and more children are growing up among worlds, creating a culturally rich and diverse  Read more...
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: David C Pollock; Ruth E Van Reken
ISBN: 9781857885255 1857885252
OCLC Number: 318412211
Description: xiv, 308 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
Contents: Where is home? : Erika's story --
Who are "third culture kids"? --
Who are "cross-cultural kids? --
Why a cross-cultural childhood matters --
Why high mobility matters --
Benefits and challenges --
Personal characteristics --
Practical skills --
Rootlessness and restlessness --
Relational patterns --
Developmental issues --
Unresolved grief --
Building a strong foundation --
Dealing with transition --
Meeting educational needs --
Enjoying the journey --
Coming "home" : reentry --
How sponsoring organizations can help --
It's never too late --
Appendices : A. Adult third culture kids survey results ; Comparing third culture kids and Kaigai.Kikoku-Shijos..
Responsibility: David C. Pollock, Ruth E. Van Reken.


Filled with real-life anecdotes, this title examines the nature of the TCK experience and its effect on maturing, developing a sense of identity and adjusting to one's passport country upon return.  Read more...
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Growing up as a TCK has been a gift and has significantly shaped my life and work. As I interact with world leaders one day and with those living in refugee camps the next, I continually draw upon my Read more...

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