I got asked this question the other day. I'd like you to think about how you would answer a skeptic.
Has the emphasis on literacy and numeracy in vocational courses improved learners' literacy and numeracy over the last five years?
What would you say?
My reply was;
Yes, but not in the way we expected or to the degree expected.
My research findings are a little less positive regarding 'actual' learner gains than many other studies, yet indicate that programmes and tutors make a huge difference in many (but not all) learners' lives. Embedded L&N is a big part of this.
What needs to change?