Guest-led discussion with Dr. Margaret Patterson next week

Some members of the AELL Community may be interested in checking out next week's special discussion with Dr. Margaret Patterson which will take place in the Disabilities in Adult Education Community. Dr. Patterson will address issues related to English learners on August 11. If you are interested and are not already a member of the Disabilities in Adult Education CoP, you will need to join that group first.

Here is the announcement about Dr. Patterson's discussion:
Beginning on Monday, August 10th, our LINCS colleague, Dr. Margaret Patterson, will be leading a special event on adult learners’ awareness of, and attitudes towards disabilities and accommodations.  
She will share research findings from the Programme for the International Assessment of Adult Competencies (PIAAC) study, Adult Transitions to Learning, and the National Alliance on Mental Illness' survey, College Students Speak: A Survey Report on Mental Health, to support a better understanding of the current state of research in adult education.

Dr. Patterson will facilitate discussion on how adults with disabilities' perceptions of their disability may shift as they gain more education, and ask questions about our awareness of adult learners’ knowledge of accommodations, and whether it differs when adults are English language learners