Third Culture Kids

Book Cover: Third Culture Kids
Editions:Paperback - 3rd Ed.: £ 14.99 GBP
ISBN: 9781473657663
Pages: 336

Growing Up Among Worlds

David C Pollock, Ruth E Van Reken, Michael V Pollock

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.

 

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Publisher: Nicholas Brealey Publishing
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Author: Ruth E. Van Reken

Ruth Van Reken is a second generation Third Culture Kid (TCK) and mother of three now adult TCKs and co-author of "Third Culture Kids: Growing Up Among Worlds", rev. ed. (Nicholas Brealey) with David C. Pollock. She is also the author of "Letters Never Sent", one of the first books written by an adult TCK examining the impact of his or her cross-cultural childhood. For the last twenty-five years, Ruth has travelled extensively to over forty-five countries working with fellow adult TCKs, parents of TCKs, human resource people, educators, and other caregivers about issues related to global family living. Currently, Ruth is researching how lessons learned in this TCK context may also apply to other types of cross-cultural childhoods. Ruth is co-founder and past chairperson of the annual Families in Global Transition conference. In addition to her two books and various other articles, she has written a chapter in "Strangers at Home" (Aletheia Publications), "Unrooted Childhoods" (Nicholas Brealey/Intercultural Press), and an upcoming book, "Writing Out of Limbo" (Cambridge Scholars Publications).