Third Culture Kids
The Experience of Growing Up Among Worlds
By David C. Pollock, Ruth E. Van Reken, and Michael V. Pollock
The absolute authority on Third Culture Kids ("TCKs") for nearly two decades.
In this 3rd edition of the ground-breaking, global classic, Ruth E. Van Reken and Michael V. Pollock, son of the late original co-author, David C. Pollock have significantly updated what is widely recognized as The TCK Bible. Emphasis is on the modern TCK and addressing the impact of technology, cultural complexity, diversity & inclusion and transitions. Includes new advice for parents and others for how to support TCKs as they navigate work, relationships, social settings and their own personal development. Specific updates:
· A second PolVan Cultural Identity diagram to support understanding of cultural identity
· New models for identity formation
· Updated explanation of unresolved grief
· New material on 'highly mobile communities' addressing the needs of people who stay put while a community around them moves rapidly
· Revamped Section III so readers can more easily find what is relevant to them as Adult TCKs, parents, counselors, employers, spouses, administrators, etc.
· New stages and needs tool that will help families and organizations identify and meet needs
Greater emphasis on tools for educators as they grapple with demographic shifts in the classroom
David C. Pollock (Author)
David C. Pollock worked with TCKs and adult TCKs for more than twenty years and logged thousands of miles conducting seminars and conferences for TCKs, their parents, and sponsoring organizations.
Ruth E. Van Reken (Author)
Ruth E. Van Reken, herself an adult TCK and a parent and grandparent of TCKs, is author of one of the first books written about the TCK experience, Letters Never Sent.
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- Publication date:
19 Oct 2017
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Nicholas Brealey Publishing