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Undergraduate Thesis

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Giulia Corsi

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Transcript of Undergraduate Thesis

Transnational Families, Identity and "Third Culture Kids"
Who am I?
My research
* Undergraduate Thesis - 10,000 words with independent research
* focusing on transnational families and the concept of the Third Culture Kid
* Problematizing the idea - effect of labeling
Process
* Research is based on individual case studies - qualitative data base
* Interviews and focus groups would be conducted with each of you students (anonymously) to get your ideas of TCK-ism identity, home, belonging and your life experiences
* Interviews - 45min to 1 hour once between now and the 11th of September after school, at school, at any time that would be most convenient for you
* Focus groups - 45 min to 1 hour everyone together. there will be 2 so we they will be co-ordinated based on when everyone is available
Logistics
* Information Sheet
* Consent form
* Due date
* Start of interviews - meeting with students?
*Questions?
Giulia Corsi
* Italian

*Graduated from Jakarta International School

*3rd Year Undergraduate Student at the University of Sussex in Brighton, England

*BA in International Development
What is a third culture kid?
"A Third Culture Kid (TCK) is a person who has spent a significant part of his or her developmental years outside the parents' culture. The TCK frequently builds relationships to all of the cultures, while not having full ownership in any. Although elements from each culture may be assimilated into the TCK's life experience, the sense of belonging is in relationship to others of similar background." (Pollock and Van Reken, 2009)
WHY?
*Increase popularization of concept
* I am a "third culture kid" - Italian born,
african raised, schooled in Indonesia and
now living in Bolivia and England
* Curiosity to see if the TCK stereotype
can be applied to the majority
* Basically: "what's all the hype about"
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