Arab World English Journal (AWEJ) Volume 11. Number1 March 2020                                                     Pp.282-296

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Teachers’ Roles Beyond and Within the Context: An Ever-Changing Concept

Sharmin Siddiqui
English Language Centre
Faculty of Languages and Translation
King Khalid University, Abha, KSA

Md. Mostaq Ahamed
Department of English
Faculty of Languages and Translation
King Khalid University, Abha, KSA



The research aims to explore what the teachers know and believe about their rights and responsibilities in a teaching profession and what the realities that reflect the inconsistencies between their beliefs and actions. The research mainly investigates how the vertical segregation in educational institutions along with the demographic and cultural issues impacts the teachers’ roles in a variety of contexts. For collecting data about how the teachers view their roles within and beyond the classrooms, two campuses of King Khalid University were selected, and the research methods involved the online survey of the teachers and the interviews of the focus group. The study shows that a cooperative working environment, crystal clear organizations’ policies, stimulating carrier paths, and professional recognition motivate the teachers to play their roles on a broader scale. The study also reveals that the educational organizations do not endorse a culture of leadership for every level of management though, teachers as professionals of mid-level management immensely contribute to learners in being skilled, knowledgeable, and resourceful.
KeyWordscontext, lesson, modern education, schematic knowledge ,teacher development, teachers’ roles

Cite as:  Siddiqui, S. , & Ahamed, M. M. (2020). Teachers’ Roles Beyond and Within the Context:  An Ever-Changing Concept. Arab World English Journal, 11 (1)282-296.


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Sharmin Siddiqui has an MA in Applied Linguistics and ELT and has been serving as one of the
faculty members in the faculty of languages and translation at King Khalid University, Abha, KSA.
Her fields of interests are applied linguistics and ELT.ORCid ID:

Md. Mostaq Ahamed, an ex-lecturer of King Khalid University, Abha, KSA, has MAs in English
literature, ELT and Education. He is a Cambridge certified teacher and a Teaching Excellence and
Achievement Fellow, George Mason University, Virginia, USA. His fields of interests are applied
linguistics, English literature and ELT. ORCid ID: