This article was published in Teaching and Teacher Education, Vol 28 number 3,
Author(s): Simon Borg and Yousif Alshumaimeri, " University Teacher Educators’ Research Engagement: Perspectives from Saudi Arabia", Pages 347–356, Copyright Elsevier (April 2012).
In this article, the authors examine the research activity of Saudi university teacher educators.
Survey results collected from eighty-two teacher educators at a leading university in Saudi Arabia.
The results pointed to modest levels of research activity and also suggested that these individuals held largely technical views of what research is.
Their assessments of their institutional research culture also signalled a perceived gap between the research productivity expected of them and the support they received from their university.