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Béla H. Bánáthy : biography

01 December 1919 - 04 September 2003

Béla Heinrich Bánáthy (December 1, 1919 – September 4, 2003) was a Hungarian linguist, systems scientist and a professor at San Jose State University and UC Berkeley. Bánáthy was the founder of the White Stag Leadership Development Program whose leadership model was adopted across the United States. He was also founder of the International Systems Institute with its innovative "conversation"-oriented conference structure, co-founder of the General Evolutionary Research Group, an influential professor of systems theory and a widely-read and respected author.

Publications

Bánáthy authored several books and hundreds of articles. A selection:

  • 1963, A Design for Leadership Development in Scouting, Monterey Bay Area Council, Monterey, California.
  • 1964, Report on a Leadership Development Experiment, Monterey Bay Area Council, Monterey, California.
  • 1968, Instructional Systems, Fearon Publishers. ISBN 978-0-8224-3930-1
  • 1969, Leadership Development — World Scouting Reference Papers, No. 1, Boy Scouts World Bureau, Geneva, Switzerland.
  • 1972, A Design for Foreign Language Curriculum, D.C. Heath. ISBN 978-0-669-82073-7
  • 1973, Developing a Systems View of Education: The Systems Models Approach, Lear Siegler Fearon Publishers. ISBN 978-0-8224-6700-7
  • 1985, with Kenneth D. Bailey et al. (ed.), Systems Inquiring: Applications, Volume II of the Proceedings of the Society for General Systems Research International Conference. Seaside, CA: Intersystems Publications.
  • 1991, Systems Design of Education, A Journey to Create the Future, Educational Technology, Englewood Cliffs, NJ. ISBN 978-0-87778-229-2
  • 1992, A Systems View of Education: Concepts and Principles for Effective Practice, Educational Technology, Englewood Cliffs, CA. ISBN 0-87778-245-8
  • 1992, Comprehensive systems design in education: building a design culture, in: Education. Educational Technology, 22(3) 33–35.
  • 1996, Designing Social Systems in a Changing World, Plenum, NY. ISBN 0-306-45251-0
  • 1998, Evolution Guided by Design: A Systems Perspective, in Systems Research, Vol. 15.
  • 1997, , The Primer Project, 2007.
  • 2000, Guided Evolution of Society: A Systems View, Springer ISBN 978-0-306-46382-2
  • 2000, The Development of the AgoraWebsite: Personal Communication to Agora Stewards, International Systems Institute, Asilomar Networked Democracy Group, Pacific Grove, CA.
  • 2000, Agora Structure, International Systems Institute, Asilomar Networked Democracy Group, Pacific Grove, CA.
  • 2000, Bio: Personal Communication to Agora Stewards, International Systems Institute, Asilomar Networked Democracy Group, Pacific Grove, CA.
  • 2000, Story: Personal Communication to Agora Stewards, International Systems Institute, Asilomar Networked Democracy Group, Pacific Grove, CA.
  • 2000, Reflections: The Circle of Agora Stewards, International Systems Institute, Asilomar Networked Democracy Group, Pacific Grove, CA.
  • 2000, Guided Evolution of Society: A Systems View, Kluwer Academic/Plenum, New York.
  • 2002, with Patrick M. Jenlink, The Agora Project: the New Agoras of the twenty-first century, Systems Research and Behavioral Science
  • 2002, with Gordon Rowland, ""
  • 2005, with Patrick M. Jenlink, et al. (ed.), Dialogue as a Means of Collective Communication (Educational Linguistics), Kluwer Academic/Plenum, New York. ISBN 978-0-306-48689-0
  • 2007, with Patrick M. Jenlink, et al. (ed.), Dialogue as a Means of Collective Communication (Volume 2), Kluwer Academic/Plenum, New York. ISBN 978-0-387-75842-8

About Banathy

  • Béla H. Banathy in: International Federation for Systems Research, Newsletter No. 33, July 1994,
  • Gordon Dyer, , in: Res-Systemica, Vol. 2, 2002.
  • Jenlink, Patrick M. A Biography of Béla H. Banathy: A Systems Scholar, Systemic Practice and Action Research 17 (4): 253–263. August 2004.
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