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.

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Education (926)

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Class photo (ddr-fom-1-511)
img Class photo (ddr-fom-1-511)
Photograph used for a school annual.
Class photo (ddr-fom-1-509)
img Class photo (ddr-fom-1-509)
Photograph used for a school annual.
Class photo (ddr-fom-1-491)
img Class photo (ddr-fom-1-491)
Photograph used for a school annual.
Auto mechanic class (ddr-fom-1-906)
img Auto mechanic class (ddr-fom-1-906)
WRA caption on reverse: "Adult education class in auto mechanics."
High school formal dinner (ddr-fom-1-478)
img High school formal dinner (ddr-fom-1-478)
Perhaps a graduation ceremony. Photograph used for a school annual.
Class photo (ddr-fom-1-514)
img Class photo (ddr-fom-1-514)
Photograph used for a school annual.
Class photo (ddr-fom-1-490)
img Class photo (ddr-fom-1-490)
Photograph used for a school annual.
Students cleaning and preparing an area for rye grass (ddr-fom-1-908)
img Students cleaning and preparing an area for rye grass (ddr-fom-1-908)
WRA caption on reverse: "Hunt High School students clean and rake areas between classroom barrack buildings preparatory to planting rye-grass."
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