Hawaii's Partnership: A Study of Context


  • Juvenna Chang Hawii School/University Partnership
  • Lynda Stone University of Hawaii at Manoa


Higher Education, Schools, Partnerships, Talk Story


This article utilizes the concept of context as entry into understanding the uniqueness of all metropolitan universities and of their partnership efforts with schools. An Illustration of Hawaii's local context is presented by means of the custom of "talk story, n a practice whereby persons establlsh connection In order to begin common undertakings. It begins with an initial openness that leads to expanding inclusion and continues through recognition for tolerance of difference. Talk story is a manifestation of a style that underpins the operations of the Hawaii School/University Partnership and Its work In school reform.