Third Culture Kids: The Experience of Growing Up Among Worlds: The original, classic book on TCKs
'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
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