Marie-Thérèse Cécile Lévêque (1901-1974): pionnière du service social au Portugal

Translated title of the contribution: Marie-Thérèse Cécile Lévêque (1901-1974): pioneer of social work in Portugal

Maria Isabel Santos

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With a remarkable educational background in social work and also in social and human sciences, Marie-Thérèse C. Lévêque went to Portugal in 1935 to take up the directorship of the first Portuguese school of social work (the Instituto de Serviço Social, in Lisbon), a position she held until 1946. Through her work and personal charisma, Miss Lévêque left her mark on this school's students and teachers, and made a significant contribution to the rise of a new professional activity in Portugal, which was open to women.
Translated title of the contributionMarie-Thérèse Cécile Lévêque (1901-1974): pioneer of social work in Portugal
Original languageFrench
Pages (from-to)129-136
Number of pages8
JournalLa Revue Française de Service Social
Issue number290
Publication statusPublished - Sept 2023


  • Social work history
  • Marie-Thérèse Cécile Lévêque
  • Portugal
  • Instituto de Serviço Social
  • International dynamics


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