The Hidden Curriculum

April 22, 2024 – This is the e-handout for the Teacher Training session at Aiglon College.

  • What is the Hidden Curriculum at international schools?
  • Why does it exist?
  • How does it affect our perceptions?
  • How do students experience it?
  • What can we do about i?


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The slide deck from the session is available in PDF format below.


Growing Up in Transit: The Politics of Belonging – Danau Tanu (2018, 2020)

Racism in international education. Growing Up in Transit - in paperback poster

Third Culture Kids: Growing Up Among Worlds, 3rd Edition – Pollock, Van Reken & Pollock (2017).

Japanese translation of Third Culture Kids:『サードカルチャーキッズ国際移動する子どもたち』 著者:デビッド・C. ポロック、 ルース=ヴァン・リーケン 、マイケル・V. ポロック 著 嘉納もも日部八重子峰松愛子 訳

Alien Citizen: An Earth Odyssey – An award-winning film by Elizabeth Liang. Read the film review.

Poster: Hapalis Prods presents Elizabeth Liang's Alien Citizen: An Earth Odyssey. Directed by Sofie Calderon. Photo of Liang in black shirt and pointing. Logos of three awards.

TCKs of Asia live forums & podcast.

TCKs of Asia w team profile pics

Tanya Crossman is author of Misunderstood: The Impact of Growing Up Overseas in the 21st Century. See website

Safe Passage: How mobility affects people & what international schools should do about it – Doug Ota (2014).

Photo of two books. First book on the left is titled: Safe Passage: How mobility affect students and what international schools should do about it. Second book is titled: Misunderstood: The impact of mobility in the 21st century

For more resources, see here or Tanya Crossman’s list of recommended resources.