Educational Culture Clash: Western School Meets Non-Western Family

A parent is upset because their child is given too much/not enough homework. An educator and parent clash over their goals for a student’s future, and how to get them there. A student disrupts class by asking questions, or their studiousness is questioned due to their lack of classroom participation. You aren’t sure the teacher/parent you’re communicating with understands you. Do any of these situations sound familiar? Then you may have experienced an educational cultural clash.

Join us for this informative workshop exploring various ways that educational cultures differ, how to better understand each other, and how to work together toward our common goal: the best interest of the child. In particular, this workshop will address the impact on non-western families when their children attend schools with a western cultural context, and how these schools and families can work together.

Whether you are an educator, support staff, administrator, or parent, you will leave empowered to build bridges, foster cultural sensitivity, and improve the intercultural educational experience for everyone involved.
Everyone who registers receives access to the recording, whether you're able to attend live or not! 


Starting date

September 25,


Tanya Crossman


1-3am ET, New York


2 hours

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Meet the instructor

Tanya Crossman

Director of Research and Education Services
Tanya is a leading expert in the field of modern Third Culture Kids and issues facing cross-cultural families. She is the author of Misunderstood: The Impact of Growing Up Overseas in the 21st Century (2016), a book which opens a window on the experience of an international childhood in the internet age. Tanya serves TCK Training families - offering virtual debriefing, parent coaching, consulting, and training - particularly to those living in Eastern Hemisphere time zones. She conducts research on behalf of TCK Training in the area of TCKs and ACE scores.