Migration, Diversity, and Education

Beyond Third Culture Kids

  • Saija Benjamin
  • Fred Dervin

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xii
  2. Introduction

    1. Saija Benjamin, Fred Dervin
      Pages 1-10
  3. Multi-Mobility: Mixing the Global and the Local

  4. Migrant Children: Belonging or Longing to Belong?

  5. Being and Becoming in Transition: Ruptures, Changes, Coping

  6. Mobility and Beyond

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 209-209
    2. Richard Pearce
      Pages 233-248
  7. Back Matter
    Pages 249-251

About this book


The concept of Third Culture Kids is often used to describe people who have spent their childhood on the move, living in many different countries and languages. This book examines the hype, relevance and myths surrounding the concept while also redefining it within a broader study of transnationality to demonstrate the variety of stories involved.


Third Culture Kids mobility migration identity culture multilingualism education expatriation belonging migrants school

Editors and affiliations

  • Saija Benjamin
    • 1
  • Fred Dervin
    • 1
  1. 1.University of HelsinkiFinland

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