What is a Third Culture Kid?

“A third culture kid is a person who has spent a significant part of his or her developmental years outside their parents’ culture. The third culture kid builds relationships to all the cultures, while not having full ownership in any. Although elements from each culture are assimilated into the third culture kid’s life experience, the sense of belonging is in relationship to others of the same background, other TCKs.”... (more)

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Dr. Ruth Hill Useem
Student Dissertations

Students Whose Doctoral Dissertations she has Directed, or to Whom she has Made a Substantive Contribution to Their Dissertation Research:

Arcega, Victoria M., Technocrats as Middleman and Their Networks in the Philippine Rice Project: The Case of Masagana 99. 1976.

Asch, Susan M., Transnational Networks: A Multimethod Study of the American Associates of Foreign Students. 1975.

Bale. Rupert M. W., A Study of the Career-Paths of Overseas School Administrators, 1984.

Beach, Mary Jane H. , Allocation of Occupational Status and Legitimate Sexual Maturity in Three Neighborhoods in the Calcutta Metropolitan District, 1973.

Bentz, Carlton L., The Chief School Administrator in Selected Overseas AmericanSponsored Schools; A Study In Crisis Management.

Blondin, Sr. Jacqueline E., Development and Testing of a Model for the Adaptation of a Learning System from an American Culture to a Philippine Culture, 1974.

Brady, Hugh P. A Comparison of the Student Teaching Experience of Michigan State University Student Teachers Assigned to Overseas American Schools with That of Michigan Stare University Student Teachers Assigned to Public Schools in Michigan, 1971

Claffey, Joan, An Analysis of an Applied Transnational/International Information Exchange Network: Planners, Practitioners and Researchers of Non-Formal Education for Development. 1982.

Cottrell, Ann Baker, Interpersonal Dimensions of Cross-Cultural Relations. IndianWestern Marriages in India, 1970.

Delin. Ayla, Identity Characteristics of Seventh Through Twelfth Grade Third Cultural Dependents at Cairo American College. Egypt, 1986.

Donahue, Mary Ann. Characteristics of American Corporate Wives in Taipei As Related to Satisfaction, 1980.

Downie, Richard D., Re-Entry Experiences and Identity Formation of Third Culture Experienced Dependent American Youth: An Exploratory Study, 1976.

Evers. Maria Eleonore, Foreign Teen-Aged Exchange Students in America., Relationship with Families, Peers, and Schools., 1979.

Gleason, Thomas P., Social Adjustment Patterns and Manifestations of Worldmindedness of Overseas-Experienced American Youth.. 1969.

Hager, Jerry Douglas, The Schooling of Third Culture Children: The Case of the American School of The Hague, 1978.

Heytig, Ellen, Trends in General and Alternative Modes of Education in Their Economic and Social-Psychological Settings. A Case Study in Sweden, 1973.

Jordan, Kathleen A. F., The Adaptation Process of Third Culture Dependent Youth as They Re-Enter the United States and Enter College. 1981.

Jubas, Harry L., The Adjustment Process of Americans and Canadians in Israel and Their Integration into Israeli Society, 1974.

Kelly, Thomas F., An Appraisal of Needs of American High School-Aged Students Attending Selected overseas Schools., 1975.

Krajewski, Frank R., A Study of the Relationship of an Overseas-Experienced Population Based on Sponsorship of Parent and Subsequent Academic Adjustment to College in the United States, 1969.

McCarthy, Florence E., Third Cultural Networks of Philippine Physical, Life and Social Scientists, 1972.

Maruyama, Fumihiro, The Process and Structure of Student Characteristics Formation in Japanese Higher Education., 1983.

Murillo, Louis C., The Detroit Mexican Colonia from 1920 to 1932: Implications for Social and Educational Policy. 1981.

Northrop, Gordon D., Pan-Indianism in the Metropolis: A Case Study of an Emergent Ethno-Syncretic Revitalization Movement, 1970.

Olson, Tazuko Nakano, The Experiences of Third Culture Children Attending a Department of Defense Dependents Overseas Secondary School in the Republic of the Philippines, 198-5.

Othman, Abu Hassan, The Roles, Work Patterns and Third Cultural Networks of Academic Scientists in Malaysia, 1977.

Pelowski, Barbara C., Decision Making at Mid-Life: Graduate School as an Alternative for Effecting Change in the Lives of Men and Women, 1981.

Pelowski, James F., A Study of the Impact of the Cross-cultural Education Program, the Winter Term Abroad. on the Alumnae of Lake Erie College for Women from 1953 through 1978, 1979.

Rainey, Mary Catherine, Language Learnings of Overseas-Experienced American Teenagers, 1971.

Restivo, Sal P.. Science, Society and the International Scientific Community: An Exploratory Study, 1966.

Shepard, Frank G., An Analysis of Variables of Self Perception and Personal Ambition in Overseas-Experienced American Teenagers: Implications for Curricular Planning, 1976.

Vanderpool, Christopher K., Visiting Foreign Scientists in the United States: The impact of Systemic Role Circumscription and Dissociative Experiences on the Homogeneity of the International Scientific Community, 1971.

Winter, David K., American Professors in West Pakistan, A Study of Cross-Cultural Relations, 1968.

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