versión impresa ISSN 0185-2698
CONEJEROS S., María Leonor; ROJAS H., Jorge y SEGURE M., Teresa. Trust: A necessary value missing in Chilean higher education. Perfiles educativos [online]. 2010, vol.32, n.129, pp. 30-46. ISSN 0185-2698.
This article presents the results of a PhD research about how important trust can be within the teaching and learning process, focusing the way to know how the process of building trust occurs, how the main involved subject experience it and how it is seen by the different actors of the educational process: direction and academic staff, the student community and the representatives. Therefore the authors studied high school communities of the Valparaíso municipality, in the three school systems: municipal, subsidized private and private. The results that were obtained show that trust, the main constituent of the social capital, is not considered as an important axis of the educational policies and projects of the diverse institutions, and that it is neither worked on specifically, but that on the contrary the subject remains at an " invisible" level. This shows how urgent it is to deal with trust as a priority for the country, since it represents a central axis for the quality of life and for the human bonds.
Palabras llave : Trust; Education; Society; Civic development; Social relations.