1.1 The WCCES is an international non-governmental organization representing at international level the duly constituted societies and groups of comparative educationists which are accepted as members in accordance with the By-Laws.
2.1 The broad goals of the WCCES are:
2.2 The specific professional aims of the WCCES are:
2.3 To achieve these aims, the WCCES shall:
3.1 The WCCES is composed of the societies and groups of comparative educationists whose constitutions and objectives conform to those of the WCCES and which are duly accepted into membership in accordance with the By-Laws of the Council, thereupon becoming constituent members.
4.1 Executive Committee
4.1.1. The Executive Committee is the principal organ of government of the WCCES. It decides policy, reports to the Assembly, and is responsible for conducting the affairs of the WCCES by admitting new constituent members, appointing the office bearers and adopting the program of activities to be carried out.
4.1.2. The Executive Committee shall consist of:
The total number of Executive Committee members and the number or proportion of each category of membership shall be as stated in the By-Laws.
4.1.3. The Executive Committee shall elect a president whose term of office and responsibilities shall be defined by the By-Laws.
4.1.4. The Executive Committee shall elect a vice president or vice presidents whose terms of office and responsibilities shall be defined by the By-Laws.
4.1.5. The Executive Committee will also appoint a Secretary-General to the Council and may approve the appointment by the President of one or more Assistant Secretaries and other officers, as outlined in the By-Laws.
4.1.6. The Executive Committee shall elect a treasurer whose term of office and responsibilities shall be defined by the By-Laws.
4.1.7. The Executive Committee shall normally meet once a year. It may admit to its meetings, as observers, representatives of national or international organizations which express an interest in its work.
4.1.8. The Executive Committee shall be empowered to delegate its functions to a Bureau consisting of office bearers and also to set up Commissions to assist it in its work.
4.1.9. On the occasion of each World Congress the Executive Committee will present a consolidated report of its management of the WCCES.
4.1.10 Legal right of signature on behalf of the Council shall be vested in the President and Secretary General or Treasurer in the case of financial disbursements.
4.2 The Bureau
4.2.1. The Bureau shall be responsible for carrying out the program of administrative activities on behalf of the Executive Committee, and for negotiating proper arrangements, including provisio n of appropriate revenue to the WCCES, with World Congress host societies. It shall also have such powers as are delegated to it by the Executive Committee to act on its behalf between its meetings in accordance with the By-Laws.
4.2.2. The Bureau shall consist of the President; the Vice President(s); the Secretary-General in charge of the WCCES Secretariat; the Treasurer; and a voting or non-voting member of the Executive Committee elected by that body's voting members.
4.3 The Assembly
On the occasion of each World Congress an Assembly or business session of the WCCES shall be called to discuss WCCES affairs. The Assembly has a consultative and advisory role. It shall be presided over by the President. It shall receive and discuss the report of the Executive Committee, and make recommendations and express its views on any question submitted to it. All regular individual or institutional members of constituent societies or groups present at the World Congress are entitled to attend the Assembly.
4.4 The Secretariat
The Secretariat is the central office and headquarters of the WCCES. It shall be directed by the Secretary-General who may be aided by one or more Assistant Secretaries-General. It shall perform the routine tasks of the WCCES, including the keeping of minutes of the Bureau and Executive Committee meeting, and, when approved, making them part of the permanent records; co-ordinate information on Bureau and Executive Committee meetings; furnish information about Bureau and Executive Committee activities to the Bulletin Editor; prepare announcements of and perform as an informational resource at World Congresses; and serve as custodian of the permanent records and financial accounts.
5.1. The program of activities is decided by the Executive Committee. It should, in principle, comprise action designed to:
5.2 Wherever possible, the activities of the WCCES should be carried out in partnership with one or more constituent members, in the interest both of economy and of an effective participation by individual specialists in international co-operation.
6.1. The Executive Committee has authority to seek and accept funds to achieve the objectives of the WCCES.
6.2. A flexible system of dues from constituent members may be set up to cover basic costs of maintaining the WCCES. Beyond this, the Bureau is empowered to receive grants, payment for contracted work and revenue from sale of publication, with the prior approval of the Executive Committee whenever necessary.
6.3. Accounts of the WCCES finances will be maintained by the Secretary-General and will be reported in the Executive Committee annual report to constituent members.
7.1. Amendment of the Statutes of the WCCES may be recommended to the General Assembly on the basis of a two-thirds majority vote of the whole Executive Committee (i.e. of its voting members). Amendments may then come into force on the basis of a simple majority of the General Assembly, duly notified of the proposals to be considered according to the By-Laws.
7.2. The Bureau will draw up Regulations and By-Laws which include procedures to be followed in applying the Statutes. These must be submitted for approval to the Executive Committee.
7.3. A recommendation to dissolve the WCCES shall require a two-thirds majority of the full Executive Committee (those present at a meeting and those voting by mail), following circulation of a proposal in this sense at least three months before the meeting. Such a recommendation may then be taken to the General Assembly, according to the By-Laws, and shall take effect if passed by the Assembly by a simple majority. In the event of dissolution, three Trustees shall be appointed by the Executive Committee to dispose of the assets of the WCCES, due account being taken of the aims for which the WCCES was established.