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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.

This informative workshop explores 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 workshop recording, whether you're able to attend the live Q&A or not! 


Recording Duration

1.5 hours


Tanya Crossman

Recording Available

September 11,

Q&A Date

September 25,

Q&A Time

(ET, New York)

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Meet the instructor

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Tanya Crossman

Director of Research and Education Services

Tanya is an Adult TCK from a corporate background and a leading expert in the field of modern Third Culture Kids and issues facing cross-cultural families, with nearly 20 years of hands-on experience. She is the author of Misunderstood: The Impact of Growing Up Overseas in the 21st Century and co-author of Thongs or Flip Flops? Australian kids overseas and what comes next. Tanya's key roles at TCK Training are providing services to international schools and leading our research work, along with presenting virtually and in-person around the world. Learn more about Tanya's work at

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