As international school leaders it is our responsibility to provide an inclusive and supportive environment for our diverse student populations. Third culture kids (TCK’s) are students that move frequently to different international schools as their parents international jobs change. Some are children of diplomats, some are children of businesswomen/men, some are children of international educators. Because these families and their children move around frequently they can have difficulty forming meaningful relationships which are at the heart of social and academic learning. The article below shares some of the ways we can improve our induction processes of TCK’s at international schools to alleviate the feelings of temporality and promote a sense of community for these students.
Scholarly article related to inclusion of TCK’s (third culture kids)