Membership in MEOC is open to all individuals, institutions, and organizations interested in improving teaching and resources about the Middle East. MEOC members include:
- precollegiate teachers
- college and university students and professors
- university-based Middle East outreach centers
- Middle East area experts
- nonprofit organizations
Why join MEOC?
Membership in MEOC makes you part of a nationwide network of information and resources on the Middle East. This network helps you keep informed about new resources, circulates ideas for incorporating the Middle East into school curricula, provides answers to your questions about resources, and gives you advance notice of workshops and other educational programs nationwide.
As a MEOC member, you’ll receive:
- Access to MEOC’s electronic bulletin board, providing timely answers to questions you post about resources, teaching strategies, and other related topics
- A triannual newsletter containing valuable information about:
- forthcoming conferences, workshops, grant opportunities, and trips
- teaching strategies
- announcements and reviews of newly released print, audiovisual, and electronic resources
- An annually updated listing of organizations and resources focused on the Middle East
- A membership directory complete with the names, mailing and email addresses, and telephone and fax numbers of your fellow MEOC members
- Catalogues from publishers and distributors of books and other educational materials about the Middle East; special discounts offered to MEOC members; periodic mailings from selected outreach centers across the United States
- For K-12 and community college teachers only – a special joint membership with the Middle East Studies Association (MESA), through which members receive all the benefits of MEOC membership plus the bimonthly MESA newsletter and MESA member discounts on conference registration
What members say…
Over the years, I have found MEOC to be a consistent and reliable source of information, facilitating my professional growth as well as my classroom instruction.
Penelope Maguire, Teacher
Apex Middle School, Apex, North Carolina
I appreciate the Middle East Outreach Council’s commitment to providing professional contacts between classroom teachers and university Middle East studies specialists.
Louisa Moffitt, Teacher
The Marist School, Atlanta, Georgia
We offer many programs on the Middle East, and MEOC membership gives us access to a wealth of resources-speakers, materials, and ideas.
World Affairs Council of Philadelphia
MEOC has always been generous in its advice and support of the workshops that we sponsor for educators in our area.
Dr. Adnan Haydar, Director
King Fahd Middle East Studies Program
University of Arkansas, Fayetteville
MEOC has been a crucial element in the establishment of the nation’s first and only Middle East outreach program at the community college level.
Manoucher R. Khosrowshai
Middle East Outreach Coordinator
Tyler Junior College, Tyler, Texas
MEOC gives me an opportunity to share information and ideas and to work with other educators on projects that can have a positive impact on education nationwide.
Dr. Laurence Michalak, Vice-Chair
Center for Middle Eastern Studies
University of California, Berkeley
I recommend MEOC to my workshop participants as a valuable resource for those who are expanding their curriculum to include more about the Middle East.
Karima Diane Alavi, Director
Summer Institute for Social Studies Teachers,
Dar al-Islam, Abiquiu, New Mexico
I find the MEOC newsletter to be an excellent source of infor-mation on new materials for classroom use as well as for the general public.
Jere L. Bacharach, Director
Jackson School of International Studies
University of Washington