The New York State Association of Teacher Educators (NYSATE) in collaboration with the New York Association of Colleges for Teacher Education (NYACTE) Conference was held in Saratoga Springs, NY from October 15-17, 2014. A collaborative presentation entitled “Breaking the Silence: Tip-toeing through Academe – Who Speaks, Who Listens, and Why? Challenges and Contradictions in Teaching about Difference” was presented by three Professors in the Division of Education: Mrs. Elizabeth Bystrak,(Visiting Assistant Professor), Dr. Colleen Wilkinson, (Assistant Professor) and Dr. Elaine Correa (Associate Professor).  This presentation focused on the multiple and intersecting systems of power and privilege, which deny marginalized voices a forum to challenge conventional hegemonic discourses of difference and stereotypical representations within learning. The interconnected, yet often contradictory responses of students when conventional stereotypical notions and representations of difference emerge in the classroom were interrogated.  Several of the conference participants engaged in the discussion that followed the presentation and raised a number of interesting concerns that will be considered in the publication of this academic conference paper.


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