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The Meaning of Social Group Work

ByGisela Konopka

Unfortunately, not enough of this teaching has been brought into the newly developing Russia. Yet, it is most necessary there. In the introduction of a book written in 1 994 by American and Russian sociologists, Susan Hartn1an talks about similarities and differences between Americans and Soviets. One of her sentences struck me: "And although they work in large bureaucracies they have few skills in group interaction and problem-solving" (Maddock, 1 994).