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Systemic Practice and Action Research

, Volume 17, Issue 4, pp 253–263 | Cite as

A Biography of Bela H. Banathy: A Systems Scholar

  • Patrick M. Jenlink
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Abstract

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.

Bela H. Banathy systems scholar systems design scientist scholar-practitioner 

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© Springer Science+Business Media, Inc. 2004

Authors and Affiliations

  • Patrick M. Jenlink
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  1. 1.Department of Secondary Education and Educational LeadershipStephen F. Austin State UniversityNacogdochesTexas

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