The evaluative state

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Parry, S & Debowski, S 2004, 'The evaluative state', HERDSA News, vol. 26, no. 3, pp. 12-13.


The notion of the evaluative state invokes higher education as being governed by operational or instrumental frameworks imposed by government's managerialist agenda. This article discusses the difficulties associated with evaluating higher education programs within the context of the Nelson reforms to higher education.