Third Culture Kids: The Experience of Growing Up Among Worlds

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Intercultural Press, 2001 - Social Science - 333 pages
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In this publication, the authors explore the experiences of those who have become known as third culture kids (TCKs) - children who grow up or spend a significant part of their childhood living abroad. The book is rich with real-life anecdotes and examines the nature of the TCK kid experience and its effects on maturing, developing a sense of identity, and adjusting to one's passport country upon return. The authors give readers an understanding of the challenges and benefits of the TCK life and provide practical suggestions and advice on maximizing those benefits.

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User Review  - RidgewayGirl - LibraryThing

Years ago, when I was moving between two countries, I was given a stack of cassette tapes of talks given by David C. Pollock]], so the contents of the book were more a reminder than new information. I ... Read full review

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User Review  - mkboylan - LibraryThing

This book is invaluable for anyone who is or cares about a third culture kid (TCK): one who has "spent a significant part of his or her developmental years outside the parents' cultures". This ... Read full review

Contents

Where Is Home? Erikas Story
5
Who Are Third Culture Kids?
19
Why a CrossCultural Childhood Matters
37
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Pollock has worked with third culture kids and adult TCKs for more than twenty years. A founding member of Global Nomads International, he has logged thousands of miles conducting seminars and conferences for TCKs, their parents, and sponsoring organizations.

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