Education

Schools were quickly organized in the concentration camps, but they suffered from crude facilities and lack of teaching materials. Instruction was given for nursery through high school, and adult education was offered. Trained teachers were in short supply, however, and uncertified Japanese Americans with college degrees often filled in. The War Relocation Authority (WRA) deliberately emphasized Americanization in the education program. Some found it painfully ironic to watch incarcerated youth recite the Pledge of Allegiance.

Education (782)

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Student essay (ddr-densho-171-161)
doc Student essay (ddr-densho-171-161)
Excerpt: "Though war is very distruct, we it is necessary."
Student essay:
doc Student essay: "My Reactions About the War" (ddr-densho-171-101)
Excerpt: "I don't see why they keep referring to us American citizens as Japs while Germans and Italians are called Americans."
Student essay:
doc Student essay: "Foolishness of War" (ddr-densho-171-102)
Excerpt: "I always thought, and I always will think, that war is a foolish, unnecessary thing."
Student essay:
doc Student essay: "Strike --- Strike --- Strike --- reading" (ddr-densho-171-141)
Excerpt: "the latest edition of your newspaper in Headlines or sub topics -- Radio -- news, like these"
Student essay:
doc Student essay: "War" (ddr-densho-171-98)
Excerpt: "War is hatred between nations and nationality, which can be prevented through Christian ideals and humility."
High school commencement (ddr-densho-159-78)
img High school commencement (ddr-densho-159-78)
Dag Nakatagawa giving a speech at Amache High School's commencement.
Page of Hisa Nimura Horiuchi Scrapbook (ddr-densho-325-29)
doc Page of Hisa Nimura Horiuchi Scrapbook (ddr-densho-325-29)
This scrapbook page contains more invitations to different social functions at Tule Lake concentration camp. There is also a program for the first commencement from Tri-State High School, the camp's high school.
Jerome T. Light Dissertation, Vol. I (ddr-densho-327-1)
doc Jerome T. Light Dissertation, Vol. I (ddr-densho-327-1)
"The Development of a Junior-Senior High School Program in a Relocation Center for People of Japanese Ancestry during the War with Japan" is Jerome T. Light's dissertation for his doctorate of Education from Leland Stanford Junior University.
Jerome T. Light Dissertation, Vol. II (ddr-densho-327-2)
doc Jerome T. Light Dissertation, Vol. II (ddr-densho-327-2)
Volume II of Light's dissertation is the appendix for the dissertation.
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