A 60-page advice brochure for German kindergartens instructs teachers on how to identify and deal with children from ‘far-right’ families. Critics say it encourages spying and equates wearing braids and dresses with nationalism. The manual, titled ‘Inequality and Early Education,’ was published by an anti-racist NGO, Amadeu Antonio Foundation. It was co-funded by the Federal Ministry of Family Affairs. The guide is designed to help the kindergarten staff to detect and deal with children from far-right families in the wake of the “significant increase in the right-wing populist movements” in Germany, the Federal Minister of Family Affairs, Franziska Giffey wrote in the brochure’s introduction. The brochure suggests that the staff should be alerted of far-right views exhibited by the children and their parents. It offers advice on how to act in various scenarios. For example, what to do if a child draws swastikas in kindergarten and says it is “a good thing” at home.
‘Dresses & braids?’ Outrage as German manual shows how to identify ‘far-right’ children in kindergartens
by Signs of the Times | Dec 6, 2018 | Uncategorized |