Post School Achievement Through Higher Skills
PATHS is a partnership between Lane ESD, the University of Oregon, and Lane County high schools. The purpose of this research study is to identify individual and school factors that predict better post-school outcomes for young women with disabilities and at risk barriers. The project team will use this knowledge to develop and refine the PATHS curriculum. PATHS is a one-semester (18 week) high school curriculum designed to increase knowledge and skills and improve educational and career outcomes for young women with disabilities.
Purpose of the Project
Young women with disabilities leaving high school are less likely to be employed than their male peers. Those who are employed often enter low wage/low skill occupations, with few opportunities for career advancement. The PATHS curriculum is designed to address these gender gaps in post-school outcomes by building knowledge and skills leading to improved educational and career opportunities for young women with disabilities.
Participating Lane County School Districts 2009-2010
Creswell ~ Fern Ridge ~ Junction City ~ Pleasant Hill
Participating Lane County School Districts 2010-2011
Creswell ~ Fern Ridge ~ Junction City ~ Pleasant Hill ~ Churchill ~ Oakridge
Lauren Lindstrom or Bonnie Doren
University of Oregon