This study was undertaken to examine the role of Teachers’ Associations as
the protector of teachers’ rights. The study is based mainly on the interviews
of education experts, researchers and experienced associations’ leaders. The
researcher therefore intended to highlight a very important and positive role
played by teachers’ associations. These associations are blamed for the
present faulty education system and for the lack of co-ordination among
various agents of education. Associations and their active leaders at
secondary school level in the province of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa were chosen as
the population of the study. Interviews were conducted with union leaders for
the collection of useful data. The core finding of this study suggests that most
of teachers’ associations are the protector of teachers’ rights. They solve the
problems of teachers. However, they generally support their own members
during transfer, promotion and on other occasions of benefits.
1-Rahat Mand PhD Scholar (Education), Sarhad University of Science & Information Technology, Peshawar, KP, Pakistan.2-Niaz Muhammad Aaijaz Assistant Professor & HoD, Sarhad University of Science & Information Technology, Peshawar, KP, Pakistan.3-Nasrullah Khan Assistant Professor, Department of Education, University of Poonch, Rawalakot, AJK.
Associations, Problem Solvers, Protectors of Rights, Reformers