Colección: La Educación
Número: (129-131) I,III
This paper examines the role of institutional evaluation and accreditation as a mechanism to reform the university system in Ecuador. It is argued that, in absence of State interest in or consensus on reforming universities, university leaders themselves have chosen the more subtle mechanisms of evaluation and accreditation to steer universities toward necessary reforms. Similarities and differences between Ecuadors approach and Neaves concept of the evaluative state are highlighted. Finally, the article argues that reform by remote control may be a more appropriate response to reform in a rapidly changing post-modern world than top-down rational planning efforts so characteristic of modern regimes.