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 (946)

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Class photo (ddr-fom-1-488)
img Class photo (ddr-fom-1-488)
Photograph used for a school annual.
Class photo (ddr-fom-1-552)
img Class photo (ddr-fom-1-552)
Photograph used for a school annual.
High school formal dinner (ddr-fom-1-479)
img High school formal dinner (ddr-fom-1-479)
Perhaps a graduation ceremony. Photograph used for a school annual.
Class photo (ddr-fom-1-507)
img Class photo (ddr-fom-1-507)
Photograph used for a school annual.
Welding class (ddr-fom-1-904)
img Welding class (ddr-fom-1-904)
WRA caption on reverse: "Adult education welding class using portable outfit."
Class photo (ddr-fom-1-496)
img Class photo (ddr-fom-1-496)
Photograph used for a school annual.
Carpentry class building a chicken coop (ddr-fom-1-903)
img Carpentry class building a chicken coop (ddr-fom-1-903)
WRA caption on reverse: "Adult education class in carpentry building chicken houses."
Class photo (ddr-fom-1-487)
img Class photo (ddr-fom-1-487)
Photograph used for a school annual.
Children in a drawing class (ddr-fom-1-863)
img Children in a drawing class (ddr-fom-1-863)
WRA caption on reverse: "Free-hand drawing class."
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