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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Helen Amerman Manning Interview Segment 10 (ddr-densho-1000-147-10)
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Discussion of students taught at Minidoka: one the whole, positive memories
Helen Amerman Manning Interview Segment 9 (ddr-densho-1000-147-9)
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Comments on whether or not principles of American democracy were taught in Minidoka
Helen Amerman Manning Interview Segment 13 (ddr-densho-1000-147-13)
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Discussion of policy changes taking place at Minidoka, both in regards to leave clearance and the education system
Tom Akashi Interview Segment 19 (ddr-densho-1000-164-19)
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Attending school in camp, interviewing school faculty as class reporter
Betty Morita Shibayama Interview Segment 23 (ddr-densho-1000-152-23)
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Attending grammar school in Minidoka; memories of a teacher who nearly used the term "Jap"
Aya Uenishi Medrud Interview Segment 13 (ddr-densho-1000-213-13)
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Attending school in camp and learning civics: "this doesn't make sense"
Hank Shozo Umemoto Interview Segment 18 (ddr-densho-1000-294-18)
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Attending school in camp: memorable teachers

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Betty Tanakatsubo Interview Segment 10 (ddr-densho-1000-343-10)
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Graduating from high school in camp

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Min Tonai Interview I Segment 28 (ddr-densho-1000-354-28)
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Being called upon to teach a high school class in camp

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Min Tonai Interview I Segment 27 (ddr-densho-1000-354-27)
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Attending school in camp

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Mo Nishida Interview I Segment 9 (ddr-densho-1000-380-9)
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Attending school in camp

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Bill Hiroshi Shishima Interview Segment 11 (ddr-densho-1000-393-11)
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Attending school in camp

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