Senior German conservatives want to set up new “values lessons” for refugee children in German schools, according to a newspaper report. The standards are to be held above cultural or religious views.
German conservatives are set to push for new lessons that would teach both German language and values to children of refugees, the Rheinische Post newspaper reported in its Monday edition.
According to the report, senior lawmakers from the ruling CDU and CSU parties have prepared a draft document on the so-called “values lessons” in schools.
The children would learn about issues such as the rule of law, gender equality, and the state monopoly on the use of force.
“The integration of those who can stay in Germany is a priority issue, not least in order to preserve peace in our society,” says the draft report cited by the paper. “The goal of these lessons should be to allow refugees to learn about our values and the rule of law, and, at the same time, teach them the limits and duties of our legal system.”
he paper is due to be presented in Frankfurt on Monday, where the heads of the parliamentary groups of the CSU and CDU in Germany’s state and federal legislatures are set to meet.
German Chancellor Angela Merkel is also expected to attend.