Parent Education, January 20: Third Culture Kids & the Hidden Curriculum


Coined by a sociologist more than 50 years ago, the term “third culture kid” (TCK) refers to children raised outside of their parents’ homeland and the challenges of identity, culture, and belonging that these children often face. 

In our upcoming parent education session on Thursday, January 20 at 8:30 am, parents will hear from guest speaker Dr. Danau Tanu, author of “Growing Up in Transit: The Politics of Belonging at an International School.”

Parent Education: Third Culture Kids and the Hidden Curriculum, January 20 at 8:30 am (Zoom link in Dragon Digest)

In her book, Dr. Tanu shares her doctoral research that explores the cultural, emotional, and academic impact of international education and mobility on students.

Dr. Tanu’s experience of growing up in a multicultural home speaking Indonesian, Japanese, and Mandarin and moving between several countries while attending both international and local public schools as a child will allow her to provide parents with a unique perspective.

Bio – Dr. Danau Tanu
Dr. Danau Tanu is a holds an interdisciplinary Ph.D. in anthropology, sociology, and Asian studies from the University of Western Australia and will be joining Waseda University’s Graduate School of Asia Pacific Studies as a Visiting Research Fellow in March 2022.