Educare: An Important Resource for MK/TCKsApr 14th, 2009 | By Stan | | Print This Post |
Educare was launched in the mid-1990s by Jean Barnicoat who was the WEC International Education Consultant. When Steve and Gill Bryant took over from her in 2001, Educare was relaunched in a different format and almost all of the distribution is now by e-mail or via the internet. It was established as a newsletter to share information, ideas and useful articles on MK/TCK issues and also to provide a forum for discussion amongst families working with WEC. This is still our purpose, but we are excited that many families working with other organisations benefit from it and that it is now much more widely circulated.
Educare produces editions based on different levels of security around the world, as one of our goals is to serve the third culture families wherever they live and work. Over the years they have covered issues such as home education, study in national schools, preparing children for cross-cultural living, re-entry, multilingualism, mentoring, host culture integration and many more. They try to cover as many issues of relevance as possible and would welcome ideas or actual possible articles anyone has for future editions. Their goal is to mix more specialist issues with ones of more general interest and to keep Educare accessible and readable to as many third culture families as possible. Quite a few of their articles have been produced as a result of suggestions from readers, others are based on what they see as important issues that need to be raised or reviewed from another perspective. Last, but not least, they always welcome feedback and possible future articles as we continue to be an open forum.
To subscribe to the Educare Newsletter, email SteveGill@mkea.freeserve.co.uk or firstname.lastname@example.org To view the web sites and read the letters there: http://www.eurotck.net and http://www.tcklife.com/Education/Educare.html