ERIC Number: ED181870
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1977-Mar
Reference Count: 0
Schon, Donald A.
Informal social networks are patterns of relationship and interaction among persons or collectives. This paper (1) outlines a typology of informal networks, conceived from the point of view of their importance to qoals of social policy; (2) describes strategies of intervention which may be directed to the creation or enhancement of one or another of these networks; (3) examines the paradoxes and dilemmas associated with them; and (4) presents examples of three approaches to network-related intervention which appear to escape or mitigate the paradoxes and dilemmas. (Author)
Publication Type: Opinion Papers
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: National Inst. of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC. School Capacity for Problem Solving Group. Network Development Div.
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers: Social Network
Note: Paper prepared for the Network Development Staff, School Capacity for Problem Solving Group, National Institute of Education (Washington, DC, March 16-17, 1977); Figure 2 removed due to illegibility; Best copy available; For related documents, see IR 007 659, IR 007 664-666, IR 007 671, IR 007 689, and IR 007 691