Effects of Literature and Multi-Cultural Experience on Growth and Development of TCKs


This work investigates the impacts of changing education systems on Third Culture Kids (TCKs). Particularly, how Classical Literature influences the education, growth, behaviour and personality development in the nomadic lifestyle of TCKs. While plenty of research exists on the positive attributes of TCKs around the world, this study will also focus on the negative impacts of a peripatetic childhood by looking at existing literature and surveys, while closely examining the stability provided by the Classics. We see that although TCKs are indeed adaptable, approachable and flexible as previous research suggests, TCKs also have to contend with negative traits like loss of identity, feeling of displacement and cultural duality during their growing years. Here, we see that Classical Literature provides a Touchstone, points of reference and stability to the TCKs.

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Sanjukta Chakraborty, Amity University, India
Dhritiman Chakraborty, University of Warwick, United Kingdom
Varun Gulati, Dr. Ambedkar International Centre, India
Vineeta Prasad, Amity University, India

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Conference: IICE2023
Stream: International Education

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To cite this article:
Chakraborty S., Chakraborty D., Gulati V., & Prasad V. (2023) Effects of Literature and Multi-Cultural Experience on Growth and Development of TCKs ISSN: 2189-1036 – The IAFOR International Conference on Education – Hawaii 2023 Official Conference Proceedings https://doi.org/10.22492/issn.2189-1036.2023.8
To link to this article: https://doi.org/10.22492/issn.2189-1036.2023.8

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