Reconstructing the images of party schooling: Evidences from self- experiences
Party schooling in the context of Nepal is less focused and less articulated in the academic literature and also in the documents of political parties. In the context of federal democracy in Nepal in general and party-led government in particular, an individual's growth from party cadres to party leader passes through a complex process of schooling. But schooling of the kind is unrevealed, unexposed and unexplored academically in the area of party politics of Nepal. In this background, I argue that how can the process of party schooling be unraveled in the context of Nepal. Relating to my personal life experiences with pragmatic theory of schooling, I discuss that how party schooling passes through three different but interrelated stages, namely in/re-forming, performing and transforming. In this process, I as an individual from among the common people at large began the journey of my political schooling from the stage of're/forming' to 'performing' and then 'transforming' self from uninformed, unaware, un-empowered individual in my childhood to semi-informed, semi-aware and semi-empowered cadre which later help me transform myself into well-informed, fully committed and a well-empowered leader.