Easy reads

Read Danau Tanu’s publications on Third Culture Kids, international education and other topics. The articles in this collection are all open access. To read academic publications, please click here.


The Hidden Curriculum. The International Educator (TIE Online). February 16, 2021.

But by the very makeup of the institution, we are teaching this hidden agenda.

‘Nick’ in THE HIDDEN CURRICULUM


Osmosis: When Children Internalize Racism Through School. The International Educator (TIE Online). October 14, 2020.

It did not take long for Lianne to learn that English was a language of power. She soon learned to use English to challenge her mother’s authority.

‘Lianne’ in OSMOSIS


Strange Bedfellows. The International Educator (TIE Online). September 16, 2020.

Growing Up in Transit: The Politics of Belonging at an International School - book cover (Asian Third Culture Kids)

When ‘global citizenship’ is in bed with ‘colorblind racism’ and ‘race’ isn’t always about race.


The Hoax Emergency. Inside Indonesia. November 30, 2018. By Danau Tanu & Levriana Yustriani

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Keep calm, carry on, and drink tea. New Mandala. December 1, 2016. By Danau Tanu.

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President Joko Widodo & his then political rival Prabowo Subianto in Jakarta, 2016

Echoes of past violence haunt Indonesia. New Mandala. November 28, 2016. By Danau Tanu.

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Jakarta during the May riots in 1998

Are international school students Indonesian enough? The Jakarta Post. July 15, 2014. By Danau Tanu.


Prabowo the Chameleon. New Mandala. June 26, 2014. By Danau Tanu.

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Prabowo Subianto, an Indonesian Third Culture Kid who grew up in 6 countries. Pictured here as a young officer.

‘Engaging Indonesia’s Youth’. New Perspectives on Indonesia: Understanding Australia’s Closest Asian Neighbour. Perth USAsia Centre: Perth. 2014. By Danau Tanu.


Educating global citizens? Inside Indonesia. October 4, 2010. By Danau Tanu. (This is a short article that I’ve dubbed ‘a teaser’ to Growing Up in Transit.)

Flags - Third Culture Kids?
Photo by Vladislav Klapin