Forms of production
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This chapter expands the archaeological analysis of educational evaluation as an enunciative field looking at those grids of specification and methods of characterisation that can be understood as the effect of a distinct set of transferences from political economy through the mediation of management theory as a concomitant enunciative field. This chapter highlights the key role of the epistemic figures of labour as production and forms of production as grid of specification and method of characterisation in the formation and interpretation of the evaluand, the definition of the methods for its empirical examination and the attribution to educational evaluation of distinct political and ethical functions. Similar to Chapter 4, it uses the Foucauldian tree of enunciative derivation and an analytics of interdiscursive configurations as heuristics, to outline the plays of analogies and differences between educational evaluation, management theory and political economy, highlighting how the former finds, at least in part, its conditions of possibility in the epistemic transferences from the latters. This chapter presents the ontological, epistemological and ethico-political implications of those processes of transference: the production of a mechanic and developmental world; the construction of time as a history of changes in the forms of production; and the establishment of a morality of competitive individualism.