Adult Learners’ Awareness and Attitudes towards DisabilitiesPosted on 08/06/2015
The Adult Education and Family Literacy Act seeks to improve adult learners' academic skills, regardless of disability or primary language background.
From August 10-13, 2015, join guest panelist and Literacy Information and Communication System (LINCS ) community member, Dr. Margaret Patterson of Research Allies for Lifelong Learning , in a Q&A discussion on adult learners' awareness and attitudes towards disabilities. Our conversation will explore the topics of disability-related attitudes and awareness in adult education settings. Below is a day-by-day outline of topics to be addressed.
Day 1 – An exploration of disabilities awareness and how adult learners access disabilities-related information;
Day 2 – A deep dive into participant awareness of their adult learners' knowledge of accommodations, and if it differs if the adults are English language learners;
Day 3 – An exchange of ideas from the 2012 National Alliance on Mental Illness survey: College Students Speak: A Survey Report on Mental Health ; and
Day 4 – An introduction to the 2014 PIAAC study: Adult Transitions to Learning .
Thoughts and experiences can be shared in the Disabilities in Adult Education group in the LINCS Community.