Third Culture Kids
The Experience of Growing Up Among Worlds: The original, classic book on TCKs
By David C. Pollock, Ruth E. Van Reken, and Michael V. Pollock
The absolute authority on Third Culture Kids ("TCKs") for nearly two decades.
'This book is the 'bible' for anyone who wants to understand the blessings and the curses of growing up multiculturally' -Wm. Paul Young, author of the #1 New York Times bestseller The Shack
In this third 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.
· 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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19 Oct 2017
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Nicholas Brealey Publishing
As an adult TCK, I have long wrestled with how I fit into this world. This book is the 'bible' for anyone who wants to understand the blessings and the curses of growing up multiculturally — Wm. Paul Young, author of the #1 New York Times Best Seller 'The Shack'
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 experience of living among different cultures. I am delighted to see the lessons learned from the traditional TCK experience live on in this new
edition of 'Third Culture Kids'.
— Scott Gration, Maj. Gen. USAF (RET), President Obama's Special Envoy to Sudan
I called the first edition of Third Culture Kids 'absolutely brilliant'. This revised edition continues to earn that acclaim. It's a powerhouse of a book through which readers growing up 'among worlds'--and their parents and the professionals responsible for their care and teaching--become able to take leadership of the challenges and
opportunities presented by such a rick and complex childhood.
— Barbara F. Schaetti, Ph.D., Transition Dynamics, second generation dual national Adult TCK and lead author of 'Making a World of Difference'
Because Third Culture Kids have been exposed to other cultures in significant ways and have experienced multiple transitions while growing up, it's in their DNA to thrive within the pace and nature of globalization. This book is a must to understand the challenges TC Ks face and the unique skills they can leverage as global leaders. — Katrina Burris, Ph.D., CEO of MKB Conseil & Coaching and author of Global Nomadic Leaders: How to Identify, Attract, and Retain