• Preeda Chanchaemsri มหาวิทยาลัยราชภัฏเชียงราย
  • Nawin Promjaisa
  • Lelar Treeaekanukul
  • gomin wangon


Public Higher Education Institutions of the Upper Northern Region, Educational Opportunity, Young Ethnic Groups


The purposes of this research were to explore the policy, strategies, systems and mechanisms of public higher education institutions of the upper northern region in providing educational opportunity to young ethnic groups, to synthesize the factors affecting their educational opportunities, and to develop strategies to promote educational opportunities in the public higher education institutions of the upper northern region. This was a mixed methodology research using both qualitative (interview) and quantitative techniques (questionnaires). The 4 key informants for qualitative data collection were the president and vice-presidents who have been assigned of 4 Rajabhat universities while quantitative data collection was based on 40 students from the ethnic groups of 4 Rajabhat universities. The statistics used for data analysis were mean and percentage and content analysis was also included. The research was found that: the policies of the public higher education institutions of the upper Northern region to young ethnic groups had been arranged according to the priority as follows: low registration fee so that everyone can access the university; free admission to university without examination (except for the Faculty of Education) according to the concept of “education for all”; system design to access the university facilities, allowing the young ethnic groups to further their education.  For the factors affecting the educational opportunity of young ethnic groups respectively arranged according to the priority as follows: the use of open management methods for all ethnic groups with no limit access to the study program and from the students' view, it revealed that academic attainment in the educational institution was to enhance their social standing.  The strategies promoting educational opportunities in the educational institutions of young ethnic groups were prioritized as follows: administrative measures to ensure that the ethnic groups had access to educational opportunities, scholarship support from the public and private sectors, and change in attitude, belief, and value so that the value of education would be raised.


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How to Cite

Chanchaemsri, P., Promjaisa, N., Treeaekanukul, L., & wangon, gomin. (2021). THE STRATEGY OF THE PUBLIC HIGHER EDUCATION INSTITUTIONS OF THE UPPER NORTHERN REGION IN PROVIDING EDUCATIONAL OPPORTUNITY TO YOUNG ETHNIC GROUPS. Academic Journal Phranakhon Rajabhat University, 12(2), 346–359. Retrieved from



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