Rajabhat University has been
developed from teacher training school at the beginning it found. It has growth
through several periods until it has finally become the university where now
provides more divers educational programs besides producing and developing
teachers that are the main purposes of Rajabhat University. However, currently, Rajabhat University has
already shifted its position as University or higher education providers; thus,
it should aim to creating its missions relating to local development including
economic, technological, political, cultural, and social developments based on
good governance, and continuously develop teaching and learning methods,
research and creative projects, academic services as well as promoting art and culture focusing on sustainable
development for local communities.
As the implication of “Rajabhat” which means people of the king, it seems that
Rajabhat universities nationwide are serving the king’s duties in order to
develop country through education system by delivering education to people
equally and shifting teacher production to meet higher standard; moreover,
providing education service for local people should be done simultaneously with
promoting folk wisdom, art, and culture by
integrating people to participate in natural resources and environment
management process to achieve sustainable development.
and entire people related to Rajabhat University should strongly focus on their
competency development to respond to strategies of local development plans and
expectations of local people in particular places, that will eventually lead Rajabhat
University to truly university for the local.