Systemic Practice and Action Research

, Volume 17, Issue 4, pp 253-263

First online:

A Biography of Bela H. Banathy: A Systems Scholar

  • Patrick M. JenlinkAffiliated withDepartment of Secondary Education and Educational Leadership, Stephen F. Austin State University

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This article reflects a biographical account of Bela H. Banathy's life, providing a recorded history of his accomplishments, personally and professionally. Professor Banathy made significant contributions to systems design theory and practice throughout his life. The author chronicles Bela's lifework as a systems scholar, drawing from personal communication, autobiographical documents, and published works to create a biographical portrait.

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