Blaise Joseph

Policy Analyst

Blaise Joseph

Blaise is an education policy analyst and has been specialising in policy relating to education funding in Australia. He has recently been working with Research Fellow Jennifer Buckingham on school funding models.

He has completed a Bachelor of Commerce, with a Co-op Scholarship, and a Master of Teaching from the University of New South Wales. He has had experience working in government for the federal Department of Communications and NSW Treasury, and in the private sector for ING Direct and Axiom Forensics. Blaise also worked as a secondary school teacher prior to joining the CIS. He has a strong passion for education and enjoys debating the political issues of the day.


Featured Publication

  • Getting the most out of Gonski 2.0: The evidence base for school investments 14 October 2017 | RR31
    Schools should invest in evidence-based, cost-effective policies to improve literacy and numeracy results. Early literacy and numeracy, giving teachers fewer classes, and classroom management training are three evidence-based, cost-effective investments. Reducing class sizes and more education technology are not supported…...
    Schools should invest in evidence-based, cost-effective policies to improve literacy and numeracy results. Early literacy and numeracy, giving teachers fewer classes, and classroom management training are three evidence-based, cost-effective investments. Reducing class sizes and more education technology are not supported…
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Media & Commentary

  • Fixated with Finland 12 January 2018 | IDEAS@THECENTRE
    Finland is an education utopia that Australia should learn lessons from but need not emulate.
    Finland is an education utopia that Australia should learn lessons from but need not emulate.
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  • Education in a changing world 17 November 2017 | Ideas@TheCentre
    No one denies technology is changing the world. NSW government’s ‘Education for a Changing World Symposium’ held last week tackled many important topics relating to education and technology. It’s certainly valuable to discuss how future teaching and learning should occur.…
    No one denies technology is changing the world. NSW government’s ‘Education for a Changing World Symposium’ held last week tackled many important topics relating to education and technology. It’s certainly valuable to discuss how future teaching and learning should occur.…
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  • Yes, Gonski 16 November 2017 | THE SPECTATOR
      The current political wisdom in education — or at least, the ‘wisdom’ of the Left — seems to be that you can’t improve school results without spending more money. A lot more money, in fact. At the very least,…
      The current political wisdom in education — or at least, the ‘wisdom’ of the Left — seems to be that you can’t improve school results without spending more money. A lot more money, in fact. At the very least,…
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  • The kids aren’t alright 03 November 2017 | The Spectator: Flat White
    It’s always amusing when you provide extensive evidence of X, then some academics respond only by exclaiming “there is no evidence of X!” In this case, my latest research report clearly showed that Australia has high levels of classroom misbehaviour…
    It’s always amusing when you provide extensive evidence of X, then some academics respond only by exclaiming “there is no evidence of X!” In this case, my latest research report clearly showed that Australia has high levels of classroom misbehaviour…
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  • How to get the most out of Gonski 2.0 20 October 2017 | Ideas@TheCentre
    The focus of education policy must shift from ‘more money’ to instead investing in cost-effective, evidence-based practices. This is the purpose of the government’s ‘Gonski 2.0’ review, but what does the evidence suggest schools should be investing in? Give teachers…
    The focus of education policy must shift from ‘more money’ to instead investing in cost-effective, evidence-based practices. This is the purpose of the government’s ‘Gonski 2.0’ review, but what does the evidence suggest schools should be investing in? Give teachers…
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Publications